Thursday, November 6, 2014
Is possible to have a spiritual thought with 9 children under five playing, fighting, needing potty breaks or diapers changed? Is it possible to sit in the nursery room with toys everywhere and children wanting each others toys, and crying? The answer is YES IT IS! So how is it possible? You have four women that are hungry for the gospel, that can do two things at once and are mature in the gospel and it works. One of our mothers was not there today but we got another lady that joined our class today and she says she will be back. We talked about the gather today in D&C 38.
Elder Russell M. Nelson said, "The Book of Mormon is central to this work. It declares the doctrine of the gathering. It causes people to learn about Jesus Christ, to believe His gospel, and to join His Church. In fact, if there were no Book of Mormon, the promised gathering of Israel would not occur." Ensign Nov. 2006
It is interesting to realize that the greatest tool we have for gathering righteous individuals is the Book of Mormon. D&C 38 gives several reasons why the Lord is asking the Saints to gather. We also listed reasons that we thought were important. What is the opposite of gathering???? Scattering! Do you realize that righteous individuals gather. They gather to temples, to the sacrament table to help each other out. Those that sin scatter. They don't want to be with family, or with those that are gathered to worship the Lord. They want to be with those that are doing the same thing they are doing but the wicked will turn on each other. The Book of Mormon talks about the Jaredites that eventual destroy their whole society. Gangs are a good example of the wicked destroying the wicked. I love teaching the scriptures. I love teaching those that gather on a Thursday morning who want to learn the gospel. What a sweet gathering. Even the children come running in excited to be with each other.