-I got to be in the mission home participating in the creation in some new online resources with the wonderful Elder Hatchett and Elder Hoopes along with a few other missionaries. That was fun, and it also took a little bit of time. Not sure how I ended up getting in on that project, but hopefully I was able to help out with something.
- We found a few new investigators, but all of them are English speakers. Teaching in English is very interesting. However, I might like teaching in Japanese more.
-we went bowling with the elders quorum. We invited some investigators to come along. It was a good time, but both my companion and I were pretty terrible. There were a couple of people in the elders quorum who brought their own bowling ball and shoes. I think they might secretly be bowling pros. One of the brothers literally bowled a game that had nothing other than strikes and spares.
-taught some lessons to some missionaries from other churches. It went pretty well, and we committed them to read the Book of Mormon. It was really great to talk with people who are very familiar with the Bible.
I love the Book of Mormon. I read it every day, and I learn something new every time. There is no doubt in my mind of its divine origin. It truly is the word of God. It was writen for our day, and provides a clear path to finding Truth. I'd like to share a quote from President Ezra Taft Benson that I recently came across about the Book of Mormon. It reads "Every Latter-day Saint should make the study of this book a lifetime pursuit. Otherwise, he is placing his soul in jeopardy and neglecting that which could give spiritual and intellectual unity to his whole life. There is a difference between a convert who is built on the rock of Christ through the Book of Mormon and stays hold of that iron rod, and one who does not."
I feel that the Book of Mormon is much more important than we sometimes give it credit for. There is a reason that the first step in the restoration of the Gospel to the earth in these Latter days was the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. It is the great tool the Lord has provided to further his work. It is the greatest way for us to call down the powers of heaven into our lives. It can build an unshakable foundation of testimony in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It's purpose is to invite others to come unto Him, and it does that. It truly does that.