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Washington Yakima Mission
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Yakima, WA 98902

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Having a lot of fun with the Book of Mormon (week 72)

This week has been pretty good. We had a great Thanksgiving and had ourselves two dinners. Thankfully we didn't have more than that. We did have three different times where we had dessert. It was so much fun being able to be with different families as we expressed gratitude for the things we have in life.

This week we had a really good zone conference and we got to learn about the Christmas initiative. The one thing that stood out from the conference was the importance of learning about the prophecies of Christ in the Book of Mormon. There is so much to learn and understand from the things that are told of Christ. In our conference we made a quick list of lots of different prophecies that speak of Christ. When we read in the Book of Mormon we need to focus on what it was written to do. That is be a testimony of Jesus Christ. 

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This is our list of scriptures prophesying of Christ in the Book of Mormon. There are defiantly a lot more than that. 

We have been having a lot of fun with the Book of Mormon. We played a game where one person opens up randomly in the Book of Mormon and shares a scripture from that page. Then the next person finds a scripture to relate to to that one and they expound on the relationship between the two and what the scripture says. Then it goes in a cycle with each person relating another scripture to the one previously shared. It was so much fun as we are able to learn from the scriptures together and see as the scriptures are brought to our remembrance. 

Speaking of that I found a chapter that I really love. It is Alma chapter 21. In this chapter it talks about the trials that Aaron and his other brethren went though as they shared the gospel with the Laminates. Aaron found himself faced with some people that wanted to question his beliefs. He stood firm in his faith and testified and shared scriptures with the people. Even with his testimony and the prophets that came before him the people were still hard of heart and rejected him. They got thrown in prison and suffered many afflictions. Once they were freed from their afflictions they kept strong to their faith and were diligent in following the spirit. Because of it they found many blessings and were able to bring many to a knowledge of the truth. It applies so much to us as missionaries and shows that as long as we are diligent we will find blessings because of it. 

I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the beginning of the Christmas season. 

Love Y'all
Elder Boren

                                 Elder Enderton and one of the assistants to the president (Elder Cannon).
                              Elder Aguirre and Elder Miles tag teamed cutting elder Enderton's hair.

                        We put the lights up in our room and they are great. Christmas time already.

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