We are back in the office for a few minutes while the Kimballs are gone so I grabed her computer for a minutes and I wanted to share this with all of you from our reading!
Mormon refers to "great pollutions" in our day.
Boyd K. Packer said: :Sadly, the effects of this great pollution are perhaps most evident in the mass media, films, television, and popular music. If we in this nation continue to sow the images of murder, violence, drug abuse, perversion, and pornography before the eyes of millions of children, we should not be surprised if the foundations of our society rot away as if from leprosy."
Mormon 8:34 -35
President Exra Taft Benson declared that our study of the Book of Mormon should be influenced by our knowledge that Moroni saw our day and wrote with us in mind: "We must make the Book of Mormon a center focus of study because it was written for our day. The Nephites never had the book; neither did the Lamanites of ancient times. It was meant for us. Mormon wrote near the end of the Nephite civilization. Under the inspiration of God. who sees all things from the beginning; he abridges centuries of records, choosing the stories, speeches, and events that would be most helpful to us.
Each of the major writers of the Book of Mormon testified that he wrote for future generations.
Mormon himself said, "Yea, I speak unto you, ye remnant of the house of Israel. And Mormoni, the last of the inspired writers, actually saw our day and time.
If they saw our day and chose those things which would be of gretest worth to us, is not that how we should study the Book of Mormon? We should constantly ask ourselves, "Why did the Lord inspire Mormon, or Moroni, or Alma to include that in his record? What lesson can I learn from that to help me live in this day and age? And there is example after example of how that question will be answered."
Enjoy your reading; ;we are!!!
Congratulations to Alex! We tried to look up your mission of the Church e-mail but we couldn't even figure out how to spell it.
Don't know if we will be alone in the office again or not; but we love you all and we'll see you next Friday.
Love out of Botswana!
Mom and Dad