My mother went with me to a church activity for the first time in 2001. There she met many wonderful members and felt the good influence of the church.
She took the missionary lessons. For about two months straight, she read the Book of Mormon out loud every night, to a point where my non-member brother thought that it was too noisy. (Hong Kong people have very little space and small homes.)
When sister missionaries asked her whether she had read the assigned scripture, my mom started quoting from the scripture and most of the time she read more than what the missionaries assigned.
She was baptized eight months after my baptism.
Talking to her on the phone tonight, I asked her, “What helped you join the church?” She first said that “the Gospel principles are very good; and then the member’s love.” We got to worship with her at the church and temple when we went to Hong Kong last summer.
The Restored Church of Jesus Christ has a living prophet:
Courtney and I saw the prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, yesterday at the BYU Marriott Center (sat about 40 yards away from him), when he came to speak for the CES Fireside. Prophets are special witnesses that testify of Christ and write down God’s words.
He quoted a lot of inspirational stories and poems, but I think this quote came from his witty mind: the “W formula” that “Work Will Win When Wishy-Washy Wishing Won’t.” He also said, “In order to find Him [Jesus Christ], make room for Him in your life.”
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