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Monday, December 9, 2013

Week 34- Las Palmeras, Lima, Peru: The Plan of Salvation

This week Elder Gomez and I had the wonderful opportunity to have another lesson with la Hermana Santusa where we went over the questions for her baptismal interview, the actual ceremony is this Friday the 13...hmm. haha

Elder Gomez and I left her Alma 11:40-45 to read as her "homework" the time before, of which she read in her giant Book of Mormón. These few verses pertain to the resurrection, or as it says in the scriptures, restoration of the body and spirit in its perfect form.

Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but every thing shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.

Now, behold, I have spoken unto you concerning the death of the mortal body, and also concerning the resurrection of the mortal body. I say unto you that this mortal body is raised to an immortal body, that is from death, even from the first death unto life, that they can die no more; their spirits uniting with their bodies, never to be divided; thus the whole becoming spiritual and immortal, that they can no more see corruption.

Santusa, being a widow, had a different countenance during this lesson we had, and she was nearly brought to tears as I re-read these verses to her. The words to another scripture were brought to mind as the spirit filled the room.

Others were abasing themselves, succoring those who stood in need of their succor, such as imparting their substance to the poor and the needy, feeding the hungry, and suffering all manner of afflictions, for Christ’s sake, who should come according to the spirit of prophecy;
Looking forward to that day, thus retaining a remission of their sins; being filled with great joy because of the resurrection of the dead, according to the will and power and deliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death.

These words, found in Alma 4, described a humble portion of the people of Nefi, that after several wars, many brothers, husbands and fathers were lost in battle. The atonement of Christ was the only thing that they clung to for hope, and the blessings they received for doing so touched the lives of many.

I hope all of you can read the scriptures this week and put yourself in the shoes of the people in the Book of Mormon.

I love you all!

Elder Bromley

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