Tuesday, November 29, 2011

here's a challenge

It's 12:18 a.m. as I am starting this post! I should be going to bed, seeing that I have to be at work at 8:30. But as I was just browsing, oh ya know...pinterest I had a small epiphany (Well actually Molly and I had been talking earlier about this, but it really hit me about 2 minutes ago.)  

**Disclaimer...don't judge me for my next statement. For it might amaze some of you.**

I have never completely read the Book of Mormon start to finish.
There I said it. 
I mean, don't get me wrong, I read my scriptures.  But I have never read them cover to cover.  I will admit up until this summer, daily scripture study for me was a serious weakness and I have been trying really really hard to be better at it.  I am by no means perfect at it and I still struggle immensely, but I am trying! SO! I have decided I am going to finish reading the Book of Mormon by the end of the year! It should be super easy (seeing that I'm in 3rd Nephi!)  

My challenge to you!
(The few of you that follow me!!)  

Wherever you are in your scripture study (whether it be 1st Nephi or Moroni) let's finish the Book of Mormon by December 31st!!!!! 

 I know we can do it!

I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that I already have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon! But think of how much mine, and yours will grow by finishing it! 

I can't wait!  

Let the challenge begin! ;)
We have 32 days! 


PS. Keep me posted on how it goes for you! If you have any pointers let me know! (Trust me I need the help!) And I'd love to hear personal stories of how your testimonies have grown or did grow by finishing the Book of Mormon cover to cover!


Life As A Walker... said...

I'm in I'm in I'm in!!!! Last time I did this I put up a calendar and wrote how many chapters I had to read each night in order to finish. It helps a ton to see what I had to do

Tony said...

32 days! Doing it.

Jamie said...

GAH. I'd have to start from the beginning again... I don't think this is possible! But I'm way excited for you! Keep me posted!!

Amanda said...

I have been reading since December 1st, and now I can't stop! I put aside 30-45 minutes each night when I get home from work, to unwind and read the Book of Mormon. I've never read it so fast, and I am amazed how it reads more like a book when it's chapters a night instead of a few verses. I'll admit I never tried this before because I was afraid I wouldn't understand and get frustrated and quit. But I find I just skim things that I can't yet understand and keep going.
I found a 60 day calendar online and just do 2 days worth each day for the whole month. So far it's working so well!!
I can feel my testimony of the Book of Mormon grow each time I read, and I love the references to Jesus during this Christmas season!!
Also, since I live in Maryland and work with all non-members, I specifically find myself looking for things I can share and scriptures that reference the Bible so I can bear testimony to them of what I know to be true!
Sorry, this is long, but I am having such a great experience with this I wanted to share.