Left to Right: Joni Batista, Valdeci Machado, Wagner Zeppenfeld

Brother Valdeci ascended the pulpit in an imposing way holding the Book of Mormon in his hands, he began his testimony declaring the love he felt for the brothers in the chapel who for a long time he attended and gathered with those people, serving in the best possible way the brothers of that ward.  He then spoke affirming to know that the restoration began through Joseph Smith, who saw God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ, which Joseph Smith Jr translated the gold plates, given to him by Moroni, by the gift and power of God, known as the Book of Mormon. At this moment he raised the Book with his right hand saying this is the the fruit of the work of Joseph Smith, which we know to be from God and contains the principles of the gospel.  Brother Valdeci continued saying that many prophecies contained in the Book of Mormon have not yet been fulfilled, and some are being fulfilled in our day, and that one of them is 2 Nephi 27, where he clearly explains that this prophecy is fulfilled in two times, a period in the time of Joseph Smith, and another period in this time in which we live.  It is clear that in this chapter the Lord orders Joseph Smith not to touch the sealed things, implying that he did not translate the entire Golden Book.  Brother Valdeci invited the brothers and sisters to look into the scriptures with a real desire to understand and do God's will . He told the brethren that it was not to believe in him, but it was for the brethren to give themselves the privilege of doubt and thus to consult God to know if the things that are happening well before our eyes are true or not.   Brother Valdeci stated that the sealed portion was translated by Mauricio Arthur Berger by the gift and power of God in two languages, Portuguese and English.  And closed in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Valdeci Machado

11.04.2018

(As relayed by Brother Joni Batista.  )

Minor editing by The Cause of Zion.

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