Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon
(One drop at a time.) My journal entries about offering copies of the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other LDS church books, mainly to immigrants in their native language, mainly in Indianapolis, Indiana. With 106 translations, the Book of Mormon (along with the Bible) is a good "Rosetta Stone" for learning English or other languages, in addition to being a missionary tool.
My goals in keeping this blog/journal are: to encourage others to offer people copies of the Book of Mormon and the Bible, to illustrate the incredible number of recent immigrants who are eager for bilingual material, to illustrate the ease of encountering them and offering them material, and to make known the wonderful deeds of the Lord (Ps 105:1, Isa 12:4) in arranging many of these encounters. I realize that the concept of offering foreign language books to strangers is just plain weird to many people, so here are some hints if you are intrigued by this and wish to try it. Respectful comments and constructive criticism are invited.
The goal of the book placement effort is to provide, in a friendly non-threatening way, gospel material to someone who is willing to receive it in their native language and English.
To the recipients of these books who read this: I thank you again for allowing me to be of service to you. I encourage you to read the material, and pray to God that He confirm the truth of it to you. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are both the Word of God. Living according to their teachings brings happiness.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Chinese declined at restaurant. Thu, Jul 28, 2011.
07/28/2011. 1289. I had lunch at a Chinese restaurant I hadn't been to before. I ordered, sat down, and put out a Chinese copy and an English copy of the Book of Mormon on the table. When the cashier guy brought out my meal, I asked if he still liked to read Chinese, and he said yes. I offered him the Chinese Book of Mormon, but he politely declined, saying his family was Buddhist.
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Spanish at fair/market. Sat, Jul 9, 2011.
07/09/2011. 1288. I met an Hispanic family at an outdoor fair/market kind of thing. In addition to Spanish, they spoke an indigenous language that is related to one of the translations of the Book of Mormon. It wasn't the same language, but it was close enough that they were interested, so they accepted it, along with Spanish and English editions.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Thai at restaurant. Fri, Jul 1, 2011.
07/01/2011. 1287. Had a great lunch at a nice Thai restaurant. My waitress didn't say anything about the Thai Book of Mormon that I had placed on my table, but one of the other wait-staff did. He accepted when I offered it to him, and he also accepted the Thai Liahona magazine that I took with me.