Mormon Abridging The Plates, -by Tom Lovell
Book of Mormon, Mormon: 5:8 And now behold, I, Mormon, do not desire to harrow up the souls of men in casting before them such an awful scene of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes; but I, knowing that these things must surely be made known, and that all things which are hid must be revealed upon the house-tops—
9 And also that a knowledge of these things must come unto the remnant of these people, and also unto the Gentiles, who the Lord hath said should scatter this people, and this people should be counted as naught among them—therefore I write a small abridgment, daring not to give a full account of the things which I have seen, because of the commandment which I have received, and also that ye might not have too great sorrow because of the wickedness of this people.
10 And now behold, this I speak unto their seed, and also to the Gentiles who have care for the house of Israel, that realize and know from whence their blessings come.
11 For I know that such will sorrow for the calamity of the house of Israel; yea, they will sorrow for the destruction of this people; they will sorrow that this people had not repented that they might have been clasped in the arms of Jesus.
12 Now these things are written unto the remnant of the house of Jacob; and they are written after this manner, because it is known of God that wickedness will not bring them forth unto them; and they are to be hid up unto the Lord that they may come forth in his own due time.Once again I have used the words of the Prophet Mormon regarding the descendants of his people and our interactions with them in our day and time on earth.
Please note according to Mormon's inspired record, that in our present day, The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, was to come forth to us, the Gentiles in the Lord's "own due time."
As Mormon told us in verse 10, his record would come to his peoples' descendants and to "those others of us who live in the Latter-days of the earth's history who care about the welfare of the people of the house of Israel, and who realize and appreciate from where our own blessings come."
Now in this blog post you will see clear evidence that what Mormon prophesied would happen in the Latter-days (our time on earth) is actually taking place right now!
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are actively and effectively assisting descendants of Mormon's people whom we often refer to as: "Lamanites" but they are a mixture of Nephites and Lamanites and are descendants of Mormon's people.
The link below, when clicked upon will give you a sequence of "pages" to click on to read what is being done in Guatemala now by members of the "LDS" Church to improve their rugged and impoverished circumstances and to allow their children to attend school regularly!
Please take the time to click on the number (1 through 7) of each of the "pages" and read them all. They are each quite short and doesn't take much time to read all seven "pages."
At the end of what you read you will be told that "next Monday (July 18, 2011) " there will be another "page" that will delve into how the LDS Church is helping them solve the problem of deforestation.
I plan to link you to that next "page" in my July 19th blog post. It appears that miracles are beginning to take place in that Guatemalan village. It will be the kind of thing the prophet Mormon who is quoted above, would expect in our day because the "Gentiles" (Us). who realize from where our blessings come (from God), are reaching out effectively to the Lamanites who have great needs.
I urge you to scroll back up to the Book of Mormon quote at the beginning of this post. In it it is predicted that the descendants of the Nephite-Lamanite inhabitants of Guatemala and elsewhere in the "promised land" will be blessed at the hands of caring Gentiles. It is exciting to me to see those promises made anciently through the Spirit of the Lord being fulfilled in our day by the Lord's Restored Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Please click just below the main photo (showing John Curtiss, an LDS Humanitarian missionary) shown on each "page" to view each of the 13 photos available of what is happening in Seamay, Guatemala. (You can also click to enlarge the photos available).
(Please don't overlook clicking on the words: Story Graphics etc. from the archive)
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