Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Virginia Chesapeake Mission

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ

Hello Everyone!

This week was quite extraordinary! We went on exchanges with two of the companionships in our zone. One of them was in English and it went very well and the other was in Spanish and it went muy bueno! It was fun to be able to talk a little Spanish as I did some missionary work in Morehead City. Both of the Elders I worked with are hard-working, obedient missionaries, which made it all the more fun to be with them.
This week we were also able to do some Family History work and prepare some names for a few of the Recent Converts here. They will be attending the temple this upcoming Saturday and it was quite exciting to help them find names to bring there. It was my first time really doing it this in-depth and the Spirit was just so strong!
I also had the opportunity yesterday to baptize a boy. He's 8 years old and his Dad isn't a member. One of the members who the Mom wanted to do the baptism wasn't going to be able to come and he had wanted me to do it, so I did! It was my very first time baptizing anyone and it was a wonderful experience!
The title of this email is what it is because of the importance of that book. My testimony of it has deepened and continues to. One of the lessons we had this week, a man bore powerful testimony of The Book of Mormon and how it's helped so much in bringing him back to the Church. I was also reading the last chapter of it one day this week and it dawned on me how much this book testifies of our Savior and His Atonement. (For instance, Moroni 10:32-33) I am so grateful to have it. I know that it is the Word of God and as we learn and live it, we will be drawn closer and closer to Jesus Christ. I invite each of you to feast upon the words within this book and ask God to know if they are true. As you do, God will witness the truthfulness of them to you by the power of His Spirit and you will experience great peace. He is there and He loves us.
I hope you all have a spiritually uplifting and positive week!

With Love,
Elder Rogers

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