HOW TO PROPERLY INVITE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO WATCH THE DVD OR COME TO A PRESENTATION
Many people who have viewed the DVD’s or seen the live presentation become very excited to share this information with others. While this is commendable, if done improperly this could lead to putting others in a defensive position because audience survey’s indicate that 95% of everyone that comes to a live presentation or is invited to watch the DVD presentation believe at the onset that Central America or Mesoamerica was where the Book of Mormon took place, while nearly 100% of those leaving indicate their paradigm has completely changed in 4 hours.
Rather than trying to ‘explain’ what you heard and saw during the presentation, I suggest taking the following approach to inviting people to see the presentation. Simply say one of the following:
“Have you heard about the exciting new research that shows that there is a possible genetic link between ancient Jewish populations and Native Americans? It is very interesting. And guess what?……its right where Joseph Smith indicated it would be!”
“Do you know where the Book of Mormon’s “Promised Land” is located? Did you know that there are 36 prophecies about this new world “Promised Land” that clearly establish which Latter-day nation it is? Would you be surprised to find that it may be the same sacred ground where the Book of Mormon occurred?”
Then when their interest is piqued, simply invite them to watch the upcoming DVD or presentation and let it do the work . Don’t attempt to answer questions because this information has to be built properly, line upon line, and precept upon precept, all atop a firm foundation of truth. That way they get all the information they need to make a ‘new paradigm shift’, rather than parts and pieces that you can remember and may present in an unorganized fashion. Don’t tell them the outcome of where the research has lead, but let them make the discovery for themselves as you and I did while seeing the presentation and doing the research. That is a thousand times more powerful then ‘telling’ them where it happened and why they should want to watch it. This has been the case for thousands who now have seen the presentation.
You are cordially invited to participate in a special presentation titled ‘ DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography; New scientific support of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon ‘. This new research validates the Book of Mormon as both a spiritual and historical record and testifies of the Prophetic calling of The Prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. This was accomplished through DNA, Prophetic, Scriptural, Historical, Climatological, Archaeological, Social and Cultural evidences found as a result of four years of research.
We will address questions such as:
- Where is the ‘Promised Land’ of the Book of Mormon?
- What Latter-day nation qualifies to be this “Promised Land’ according to its 36 prophecies and promises?
- Did the Book of Mormon account take place on this ‘Promised Land?’
- What clues does the book itself give us about where the Book of Mormon took place?
- What did the Prophet, Joseph Smith know about the books geography?
- What is the controversy surrounding DNA and the Book of Mormon?
- Why is finding ‘Lamanite’ DNA in the America’s important?
- Could genetics help us discover where the Book of Mormon may have taken place?
- What indications does the book itself give about climate?
- Are there any civilizations that qualify as being ‘Nephite’, ‘Lamanite’, or ‘Jaredite’?
- if so, what archaeological evidence is there for these civilizations?
- Are there any ‘Book of Mormon’ archaeological artifacts?
- Is knowing the geography of the Book of Mormon important?
- Will this information lead to a greater understanding of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the Prophet, Joseph Smith and to the church he organized?
- And most importantly, can the answers to these questions help to bring people to Christ?
This presentation addresses these questions and much more. It has now been seen by numerous members of the church, from general members to General Authorities, including Stake Presidents, Bishop’s, and Mission Presidents.
All who have seen it have been very moved and excited about the information and how it ‘just makes sense’ intellectually as well as spiritually. For most, it will feel like you have always known these things to be true, and for others, these new insights and information may completely change your paradigm!
This is a great opportunity to do some missionary work, or bring anyone who is struggling with the gospel, or the Book of Mormon’s authenticity as an actual historical document and spiritual record. It is also hoped that it will strengthen your own testimony of the truth’s found in the gospel. Please contact us to let us know if you are planning to attend, and how many to expect. We are very excited about sharing this information with you. You are encouraged to come and bring your family, friends and neighbors. Please no children under 16 years old. Admission is free .
NOTE: To get some idea of the magnitude of the problem of ignoring the geography of the Book of Mormon, go to youtube.com (click link below) and type in ‘book of mormon’ and ‘DNA’. The highest viewing numbers are for an anti-Mormon DVD titled “DNA vs. The Book of Mormon. Youtube shows over 156,000 viewings in the past year . This DVD has sold thousands of copies in the past 4 years! So the question is…Who is buying this documentary, even when anyone can view if free online? The answer is…other ‘Christian’ denominations. Why? Because up until now, there has been no real answer, only explanations of why no DNA evidence in support of the Book of Mormon has been found in Mesoamerica, the favored theoretical location by the LDS scholarly community. Is this the message we want the world to see when they are looking for information on the Book of Mormon?
Click here to see for yourself.