9/19/16: Das Buch Mormon

So I think this weekly email would only be appropriate if it was focused on the Book of the Mormon since that’s how the rest of the week was also.  So here we go!

We had zone conference this past week and President Pack invited us to “flood” the Canary Islands with the Book of Mormon- because each Book of Mormon is a missionary just like we are.  So I took that as my own personal commandment from God that I need to share this Book, that has changed my life, with every person here in La Laguna that will listen to me.

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I ran into Hermana Susan Rogers, who is friend’s with my aunt and uncle in Utah, at a Zone Conference on the island on Tenerife, Grand Canary.

Here’s why.  This is the last 2 paragraphs from the introduction.

“We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true.  Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost.  (See Moroni 10:3–5.)

Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is His revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom, once again established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah.”

I want to focus on the first part for now.  It says that if we read, ponder, and pray- we will receive and answer if the Book of Mormon is true.

I know this is true!

For me, I like to put this to test for other questions I have.  Some are more spiritual; some are very temporal.  How can I be a better student?  And so on.  But that same process to find out if the book is true works for these questions also.  We just have to read, ponder, and pray.  That’s the power of the Book of Mormon.

This has worked for Jonny.  He’s just a struggling man searching for a little bit of peace.  We read some verses in the war chapters and that helped him.  It built his faith so much that he took a 20-minute tram ride and walked 30 minutes with his 3-year old twin sons to get to church Sunday morning!

Our little friend Vayron loves the Book of Mormon so much he finished the entire Book of Mormon children stories in 2 weeks.  He’s so excited for his baptism coming up, he’s one special kid.

It’s also happening for our friend Felipe.  He’s a super religious man, but wanted to learn more about Jesus Christ.  We read with him Alma 7 and he was able to understand even more the love Jesus has for us.

I could go on and on all day but I will just leave it to y’all to have your own experiences with this awesome book.  Get to work, have an awesome week!

Love,

Hermana Brooke Devereaux


Here’s some pictures from this past week:

The bus or "guagua" in canary terms on the way to zone conference.
The bus or “guagua” in canary terms on the way to zone conference.
Zone conference. Everyone came to the chapel here in La Laguna.
Zone conference. Everyone came to the chapel here in La Laguna.
It was first our mission leaders birthday, so we made a sign and brownies and filled up the room where we have correlation with balloons.
It was first our mission leaders birthday, so we made a sign and
brownies and filled up the room where we have correlation with
balloons.
The same day was also Hermana Packs birthday- so we sent this to her 😊
The same day was also Hermana Packs birthday- so we sent this to her 😊
All the missionaries and the Packs after stake conference this past weekend.
All the missionaries and the Packs after stake conference this past weekend.
Today we played volleyball with the YSA. Yasmina is goin back to Azuqueca for college (remember that place? 😉)
Today we played volleyball with the YSA. Yasmina is going back to
Azuqueca for college (remember that place? 😉)
It was the festival of Christ of La Laguna and they celebrate with fireworks obnoxiously large candy and kids running around with piñata looking things around there waists, sorry there's no picture for that. I told Hermana Tyler I would buy her this foot long chuche if she didn't beg me for candy for 2 weeks haha!
It was the festival of Christ of La Laguna and they celebrate with
fireworks obnoxiously large candy and kids running around with piñata looking things around there waists, sorry there’s no picture for that.
I told Hermana Tyler I would buy her this foot long chuche if she
didn’t beg me for candy for 2 weeks haha!
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