Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sing For Joy!

"For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them for the revelation of Jesus Christ."
— Doctrine & Covenants 90:11

Church sisters in Africa

I am so happy that I live in a day to see this revelation be fulfilled. Today, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is alive in well in almost the entire world. According to a post on LDS Church Growth, in 2011 there were only 41 countries and territories in the ENTIRE world that did not have a church presence there. The Holy Bible has been translated into nearly 200 languages. As of 2009, the Book of Mormon has been translated into 89 languages, and selections of it translated into another 26 languages. During General Conference, the meetings are available in nearly 100 languages and dialects.

What an amazing time this is, when the gospel of Jesus Christ floods the earth! In the words of Thomas S. Monson – "How grateful we are that the heavens are indeed open, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, and that the Church is founded on the rock of revelation. We are a blessed people, with apostles and prophets upon the earth today." 

It makes me want to sing for joy!


  1. But even if there's not an LDS church in a specific country, it doesn't mean that the gospel of Christ isn't being spread, because I assume there are Christian missionaries there that are Baptist or Presbyterian background or whatever, right?

    So we can trust that they are being introduced and led to Jesus Christ by these missionaries, who are helping the local people start their own churches for the Lord there, and what a blessing to be able to be a part of that!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  2. Great thoughts! I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there! I am also your newest follower and hope you'll return the favor.

  3. Do you know what country that picture was taken in?

  4. We had some friends who spent several years in Peru as Translators of the Bible, which is a blessing to have God's word in their own language. With the internet and computers the Truth of the Gospel is being spread even faster. Salvation is through Jesus Christ and his shed blood and he is not dead but is alive for ever more and lives in the hearts of all those who will receive Him. Thank you for sharing how quickly translation is giving God's word to many nations who were once without it. Your sisters are beautiful and I am happy to have you share here at "Tell Me a Story."

  5. Thank you so much for linking up to WHAT I LEARNED THIS WEEK. Please remember when linking up, that you are also asked to link to my blog somewhere within your post about what you learned. If you need help doing this, I would be more than happy to help you. Have a great week and again, thanks for linking up!

    1. I have listed your blog on my Link-Up Directory

    2. Wow, that is quite the link-up directory. Sorry I missed that. =)

  6. Linking in from Finding Joy.
    Awesome how Jesus is working in the world. He has the plan and we are to follow HIm.

  7. Love that the word is spreading through the world. Thanks for linking up with the Prairies this week.