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Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently shared with the Church News how he gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon.

As an 11-year-old boy in Sweden, he read the Book of Mormon and then waited for his brother to fall asleep before praying to know if the book was true.

“This amazing warmth filled me as if I were being told, ‘I have been telling you all along it is true.’ That was the beginning for me,” Elder Renlund said. 

His reflections come as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin their study of the Book of Mormon in 2024.

The book’s distribution also recently hit a significant milestone: 200 million copies as of summer 2023.

Elder Renlund said it is good to recognize this milestone, but the book’s purpose goes unrealized unless individuals use it to be converted to the Savior.

“It is a remarkable achievement, but I do not think it is an achievement that we should be satisfied with. What is the Book of Mormon to achieve? It is to invite people to come to Christ, be converted to Him, become His disciple, and get on and stay on the covenant path,” he said.

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