“Latter-day Saint Voices: A Voice from the Dust,” Liahona, Feb. 2000, 17–21
More than 400 years after the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Moroni buried the writings of the Nephite prophets in a deserted hill (see Moro. 10:27). * * * The sacred record was prepared to someday show the members of the house of Israel what great things the Lord had done for their forebears and to convince the world that Jesus is the Christ (see Book of Mormon, title page). * * * For 1,400 years the witnesses of these prophets waited as the world prepared for the Restoration. * * * Now, with the entire Book of Mormon translated into 49 languages and selections from the Book of Mormon translated into another 42 languages, the voices of these prophets help bring millions to Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. * * * Following are accounts of the influence the Book of Mormon is having in the lives of Latter-day Saints around the world.