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President Nelson’s “Prophetic Plea” to Study the Book of Mormon by the End of 2018

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While speaking during the Women’s Session of the October 2018 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson gave the following “prophetic plea” to study the entire Book of Mormon before the end of 2018:

“I invite you to read the Book of Mormon between now and the end of the year. As impossible as that may seem with all you are trying to manage in your life, if you will accept this invitation with full-purpose of heart the Lord will help you find a way to achieve it. And, as you prayerfully study, I promise that the heavens will open for you; the Lord will bless you with increased inspiration and revelation. As you read, I would encourage you to mark each verse that speaks of or refers to the Savior. Then, be intentional about talking of Christ, rejoicing in Christ, and preaching of Christ with your families and friends. You and they will be drawn closer to the Savior through this process, and changes–even miracles–will begin to happen.” (Quote taken from the live version; printed statement may vary slightly when published.)

You may have noticed a specific study-assignment that was given by President Nelson:

As you read, I would encourage you to mark each verse that speaks of or refers to the Savior. Then, be intentional about talking of Christ, rejoicing in Christ, and preaching of Christ with your families and friends. You and they will be drawn closer to the Savior through this process, and changes–even miracles–will begin to happen.”

This was something that I did as I completed my most recent study of the Book of Mormon during the 2018 #BOMTC. If you would like to learn a bit more about this and print a helpful study chart of your own, please use the following link: #BOMTC “Seek This Jesus”

I recommend learning more about how searching for the Savior in the Book of Mormon can have an impact on your life by reviewing the following two resources:

I hope that everyone will accept this inspired invitation from our living prophet and experience the promised blessings offered by the Lord (see D&C 1:38).

Interestingly, by using the same 85-day study schedule from the Book of Mormon Translation Challenge, you can study the entire Book of Mormon by the end of 2018.

I have not created any Google calendars to go along with this challenge, but you can adapt the study charts provided by the #BOMTC to pace yourself.

Here are two other resources that have some helpful study schedules:

I will not be sponsoring any type of study group for this wonderful opportunity that our beloved prophet has asked us to take, but I will be studying with you 🙂 I know the Book of Mormon IS “Another Testament of Jesus Christ”!

As a side note, and for those that would like to receive the promised blessings of President Nelson’s 4-part “prophetic plea”, here is a little reminder that was posted to President Nelson’s official Facebook page:

RMN, Four Invitations to Share the Future and Gather Israel

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