All of us recall President Benson’s challenge to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon. I remember living in Florida and buying a couple of cases of softbacks. I wondered where the Lord wanted them to go.
“Take your Books of Mormon in the car, drive through the lanes where the attendants are present. Don’t use your Pass. Offer them a Book of Mormon.”
I thought the idea was an interesting one, but wondered how I’d do that in such a short amount of time. The next time I drove on the freeway, I did as I felt inclined to do. I drove through the slower lane, and as I reached over to hand my change to the attendant, I asked if he or she might be interested in receiving a free copy of the Book of Mormon, a book that changed my life and that I thought they might enjoy. I was amazed at the responses. Almost everyone cheerfully accepted. My testimony was recorded within the cover of the book. I felt that the Lord had literally placed those people in my path.
Sometimes it helps me to slow down, “to get off the river” as the Lord told those early Saints on their missionary journey, and to take another route, where our eyes and ears are open to those right in our midst.
There are other ways to share the Book of Mormon electronically. Why not link to the online version of the Book of Mormon from your blog or send the link to those with whom you’d like to share a principle of the gospel?
As President Benson remarked,
“The time is long overdue for a massive flooding of the earth with the Book of Mormon for the many reasons which the Lord has given.
In this age of electronic media and mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way” (Ensign October 2005, “Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon“).
Please share your ideas with us about how to move the Book of Mormon across the world.