The Last Chapter
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“The Last Chapter,” New Era, Aug. 2007, 45

The Last Chapter

For other experiences see “Accepting the Challenge,” New Era, Dec. 2006, p. 10.

When President Hinckley announced his challenge to Church members to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year, I went to work. I read the scriptures every single night, even if it was only one or two verses at a time. The more I kept reading, the more I noticed the difference it was making in my life.

I prayed and felt closer to the Savior each time I read. I also started doing better in school and other things. December was coming quick, and I was going to turn 12 and receive the Aaronic Priesthood. I tried as hard as I could to be done by my birthday, but I didn’t make it. Sometimes I forgot to read, but my Primary teachers encouraged me to keep choosing the right and to finish the Book of Mormon.

On Christmas Day I woke up and read the final chapters in the Book of Moroni. I felt the Spirit, and I knew the Book of Mormon was true. I know with all my heart that we can become more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, by reading and following the scriptures.