Monday, August 31, 2015
Caleb's Homecoming Talk
Caleb delivered his homecoming speech in sacrament meeting this week. It was very good. He mostly told stories about the miracles people had with regards to the Book of Mormon and receiving testimony through it of the truthfulness of the church. One story involved a man from Liberia, who could speak, but not read English. The Book of Mormon has not been translated to his language, but he did say if he received a witness of the veracity of the book he would be baptized. This testimony was born to him in a dream, when an angel came to him and told him the book was true. He also talked of a couple he taught, where accepting the gospel made incredible changes in their lives, from being homeless with no car to having a car, three jobs, and a healthy baby. He also talked of a young man who had received a testimony through the Book of Mormon, and wrote his family to tell them of his desire to attend BYU Idaho and go on a mission. Caleb was there when his parents called back, and accused him of not loving them. They were able to provide support in a sensitive situation. This brother is at BYU Idaho, but has not yet been able to raise money for a mission.