Friday, December 30, 2011

56 day challenge

I'm in the Relief Society presidency in my ward.
We challenged the sisters to read the Book of Mormon in 56 days... to be all finished by Dec. 31 and we started Nov. 6.
So, I took the challenge.
And i'm so glad I did.
I have read the Book of Mormon before, several times in fact, but not in this short of a time frame. It really blessed my life those 56 days!
All I have is 20 more pages to go. No biggie 10 pages today and 10 pages tomorrow!
Reading the Book of Mormon in such a short time frame is seriously what I needed.
And all the sisters talking about it at Church helped me to continue to read.
I loved that we were reading 3 Nephi just as Christmas time came. I truly love my Savior. He has given me everything. He is the light and the truth and my testimony of the restored gospel has been strengthened by the Riverbend Ward Relief Society Book of Mormon Reading Challenge.
Yes, I did read most of the book on trax. But that still counts. And I do have to say how great it is to see other early morning riders reading their own copy of the Book of Mormon. Strength in numbers people.

I also have to say how grateful I am for this time of the year and to spend quality time with family. And I am also soooo ready for a new year. 2011 was a struggle but through it all I have gained a better relationship with my Heavenly Father and his son.

I love this verse and will refer myself back to it through trying times...

3 Nephi 18:20 " And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you."
okay one more...
Mormon 9:21 "Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth."

Happy 2012 !!!!