In high school a story from the Book of Mormon blessed a friend and I. He had a bully that had challenged him to a fight after school. He didn't want to fight but felt like he needed to go back and find this young man. I was reminded of how the Nephites were protected by the Lord when they were defending themselves and we, as 17 year old kids with small testimony's, decided that like the Nephites the Lord would protect us if he didn't go looking for a fight but if one found him then he could defend himself. This was a powerful day that I knew Heavenly Father loved me personally and would answer my small problems. Nothing ever came of this "fight" it was just forgotten. But Father protected us that day through the Book of Mormon
Another time the Book of Mormon has blessed me was when I was on my mission. Miraculously we found a cute mom with 2 small children. I felt inspired to go to a park and she was there. I felt like she was glowing and knew she was the one I was supposed to approach and share the gospel with. Her sister was a member and she was very receptive. One day as we had challenged her to read the Book of Mormon she was sharing what she had learned and what had touched her in her reading. She shared 2 Nephi 2: 25 and said " I never knew our purpose was to have joy." This was a very spiritual experience to me because I felt like the Lord was telling me this is what I am trying to share the JOY of the gospel and she had heard that message in the Book of Mormon.
I love the Book of Mormon and always feel a strength and joy that comes from the book. Like Joseph Smith I testify that it is the most correct book I have ever read and that it brings me nearer to God than any other book. Although I have read it many times I never open it without finding personal revelation for me and my needs.
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