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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mission Council

The Book of Mormon!

We had a wonderful Mission Council today!
What a thrill it is to meet with our zone leaders and sister
training leaders.

Today, our focus was on the Book of Mormon.

Here are a few highlights

*The Book of Mormon bears witness of Jesus Christ's reality with power and clarity.
Because this record came directly from Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith,
 it is clear and full of power

*The Book of Mormon is a Witness of Christ - It teaches plainly about 
Christ's birth, life and resurrection, and has the most complete 
explanation of the Atonement.

*The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of those Doctrines required for 
Salvation.  They are taught plainly and simply.  The Book of Mormon helps us
 understand what is taught in the other scriptures about salvation.

*Enemies of the church know, if they can discredit the Book of Mormon,
 Joseph Smith will go with it.  But, it it's true, so is the
 Restoration and all that goes with it.

*D&C 31:3 "Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come, 
and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of 
great joy unto this generation."

*D&C 43: 15-16 ...teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands 
(the Book of Mormon) by the power of my Spirit, and ye are to be taught
 from on high.  Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power,
 that ye may give even as I have spoken.

*The tool we have been given, that is of most worth and value, the most
 convincing and deliberate, is the Book of Mormon.

*Elder D. Todd Christofferson has said "The central purpose of all scripture is 
to fill our souls with faith in God the Father and in His son Jesus Christ."
Never do we see a greater example of this than in the Book of Mormon.

*Teach what you know.  God's promise is that he will give 
you confidence to continue.

*We take the quickest route to the sacred grove by allowing the Spirit to 
testify of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through 
 it's Revelator, the Prophet Joseph Smith.

*Tying the Book of Mormon to every lesson we teach, will bring more 
power to our lessons and to the conversion of our investigators.  It will
literally bring the Spirit into their hearts and allow them to partake.

*D&C 43:8-10 Bind yourself in all holiness to act...

 *Our challenge for this week !
  1- carry the Book of Mormon with you
in your hands everywhere you go.  
      2-  pray for more power as you teach from
 the Book of Mormon
      3- teach, relate, and  link all we teach to the
 Book of Mormon