Nephite record a lasting witness of Savior's power

In his address at the October 1990 general conference, Elder James M. Paramore of the Seventy said: "When Jesus was in Palestine, He said, `And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.' (John 10:16.) And following His resurrection, He visited some of the other sheep on the American continent and again established and provided the witnesses as He had done in Palestine.

"When He came among them, He said, And behold, I am the light and the life of the world.' (3 Ne. 11:11.)Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets

including those on the American continentT testified shall come into the world.' (V. 10.)"He established the Church among them. He gave the priesthood and the ordinances of baptism and again the gift of the Holy Ghost to all who would follow Him. He gave prophets and disciples to direct His church and people. He blessed the people, and many miracles followed His work. . . .

"His few days among this people are recorded in the Book of Mormon to help us gain the witness for ourselves. The people in ancient America were so touched and changed by the teachings and power of the Savior that they lived His teachings for over two hundred years. This stands as an everlasting witness of the power of the Savior to cause people to live in peace and unity and receive His blessings."

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