The Book of Mormon is a volume of ancient scripture written by divine revelation through ancient prophets. It gives an account of the ancient inhabitants of the American continent. It answers many of life’s questions, such as where we came from, and why we are here. It teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’ve come to know that the Book of Mormon is true through study and prayer. I’ve felt the Spirit of God testify to me that it is true and that it is the word of God. It teaches us the word’s of Jesus Christ.
Here is a personal testimony of The Book of Mormon by Maria Mash, Guatemala
My husband was coming home when he found a bag in the street. To his surprise, inside was a copy of the Book of Mormon. He brought it home and showed it to me. He read it for a while, found it interesting, but eventually put it away.
A short time later, he died. I went to one church after another looking for comfort and wanting to know if life would go on after death. I was engulfed in doubt, with many unanswered questions.
Then on my way to work, I saw a book that I recognized on the sidewalk– the Book of Mormon. I took it with me because finding it brought back memories of my dear husband. I mentioned my discovery to someone who suggested that I read it.
The days went by, and one night I visited my sister, who was a Latter-day Saint. The full-time missionaries were there, and they sang the hymn “I Am a Child of God.” I knew right then that the missionaries could answer my questions.
After receiving the discussions and gaining a testimony, I was baptized. Today I can testify with total certainty that Joseph Smith saw the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
I believe it was no coincidence that my husband and I both found the Book of Mormon. Even though my husband was not able to be baptized during his life, I am happy that, because of temple ordinances, he and I and our two precious children can be together as a family for all eternity. The Book of Mormon brought us together and brought peace to our souls.
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