Monday we had a zone conference with our Area Authority, Elder Senkans. He and his wife were the first two Latvians baptized. They were a young married couple with a toddler when the missionaries approached Guido Senkans, who was a student in Russia. They offered him a copy of the Book of Mormon and told him it was from God. He decided to put it to the test. He set out to find faults in it, thinking that if it is from God, it will not have errors, but if man wrote it, it will. Obviously, he found that it is from God and he and his wife were baptized. They are a great support for the work of the Lord here in the Baltic States.
Some years later, Elder Senkans was asked to translate the Book of Mormon into the Latvian language. He is a very intelligent, well-educated man who taught us missionaries with power and authority, and with great humility. He taught, from the Scriptures, about Light and Truth. Truth is eternal and cannot be changed. I am thankful for Truth and for the sure knowledge that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and is the Savior and Redeemer of mankind--individually. I am thankful for that knowledge.