Wednesday, June 15, 2011


So any of you who know me know I am NOT musically inclined in any way, shape, or form. I "attempted" the trumpet in 4-6 grade and failed miserably. Mom said I was good, but she's mom. She has to say that. I've tried to branch out and be somewhat musical while out here on my mission. I have learned how to play the top hand on the piano, but not fast enough for anyone to sing along with. I'm getting better though. I've had a lot of companions on my mission that have been extremely musical. Elder Garcia was in a band before he came out, Butler can sing, Willey can play guitar, and Unga can sing too. But he's Tongan so he doesn't count. All Tongans can sing. Any who, when I was with E. Garcia we joked around about making a band after the mission was over. E. Garcia would be lead guitar, I would play bass, and E. Barney would be on the vocals. The only song title we came up with was "This Book Is True", referring to the Book of Mormon. This would be one of those screaming songs, at least when you said, "This book is true!"

Those four words could not be any more correct. The Book of Mormon has been attacked maybe more than any other book in religious history, but it has stood it's ground. In Joseph Smith's final hours before he was martyred in the Carthage jail, he found solace in the pages of THAT..VERY...BOOK! If he would have written that book himself, would it have been able to calm his soul like it did?? I think not. The Book of Mormon contains the fullness of the everlasting Gospel and is here for us to read and learn from. It testifies of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and his divine mission to save the souls of men.

You can learn about anything on the Internet now. By reading this blog you might have learned a little bit about the Book of Mormon. But you can not know it is true for yourself without putting it to the test. To know for yourself, you must read the Book of Mormon, and then if you "...ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost" (Moroni 10:4). I challenge all who have ever heard anything about the Book of Mormon to not take any one's word for it. Find out for yourself. God will tell you the truth. He can not lie.

1 comment:

  1. Ill second the fact that The Book of Mormon is TRUE! i know that for myself. I have read it, and after SINCERE prayer found of its truthfulness. My testimony of the our Savior Jesus Christ would not be where its at today, without this book!

    oh and Elder Sims, if you ever feel like throwing a Ukulele in the mix let me know! haha