Believing that the Lord would keep His word to bring the truth to the descendants of Lehi in the last days, Mormon exhorted them: "Know ye that ye must come to the knowledge of your fathers, and repent of all your sins and iniquities, and believe in Jesus Christ. Therefore repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus, and lay hold upon the gospel of Christ, which shall be set before you." (Mormon 7:5, 8.)
In verse 10, Mormon reminds them they are of the covenant people of the Lord a reminder that well applies to members of the Lord's Church today. The Lord still promises blessings to future covenant generations, dependant upon their faithfulness.
In his April 1996 general conference address, Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke of the importance of sharing one's legacy of testimony with one's family. "Some may not receive it," he explained. "But God will reach out to offer the legacy again and again.
"We have all seen evidence of that in families we have known. I saw it in South America as I looked into the faces of missionaries. I was nearly overwhelmed with the confirmation that these children of Father Lehi and of Sariah were there in the Lord's service because our Heavenly Father honors His promises to families. To nearly his last breath, Lehi taught and testified and tried to bless his children. Terrible tragedy came among his descendants when they rejected his testimony, the testimonies of other prophets and of the scriptures. But in the eyes and faces of those missionaries I felt confirmation that God has kept His promises to reach out to Lehi's covenant children and that He will reach out to ours."