There have been many whose calling and blessing it is to be current day witnesses of the Gold Plates which contain the ancient record of the Book of Mormon, Sealed Portion and at least one more Sealed book. Below are some of those names (some names being witheld for varying reasons):
Mauricio A Berger
Mauricio called 3 men to be the original witnesses of the Gold Plates, the Sword of Laban and the Seer Stones. These original witnesses of the Ancient Sacred artifacts all live in Brazil: Joni Batista, Valdeci Machado and Wagner Zeppenfeld.
Mauricio Berger then invited Joseph F Smith to come to Brazil and Joseph, in turn, invited Bob Moore to be his traveling companion. In October 2017 Joseph and Bob met Mauricio, and the other original witnesses and together they held the Gold Plates, sword of Laban and the interpreters.
Mauricio Berger then gave the assignment to Joseph F Smith to select 6 others to come to Brazil to be among the witnesses, these from the United States. Joseph F Smith selected: Samuel Gould, David Gilmore, Kelvin Henson, Tyler Crowell, Gary Metzger, and one other and in March of 2018 they beheld the sacred artifacts, excepting for the sword of Laban.
The original witnesses (Brazilian) statement is here
The 8 witnesses (American) statement is here.
Photos of some of the witnesses are here.
“Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good, will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that rejecteth the word of God.” 2nd Nephi 11:135 RLDS 1908; 2nd Nephi 27:14 LDS
This work is the "refreshing" of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days brought first through Joseph Smith Jr and comes again through Mauricio Berger. This website will post truth irrespective of its conduit. "All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also, otherwise there is no existence" D&C 90:5b RLDS or D&C 93:30 LDS. Therefore, postings on this website should be viewed as the endorsement of truth—speaking generally and not specifically for each word, action, person or organization. "And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem." Genesis 7:70
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