Thirty-three years ago, almost to the day, I, Nephi, wrote to you about the wonderful events that occurred to mark the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Today I'm here to tell you about an even greater event.
Almost 40 years ago, Samuel prophesied the events to mark His birth and also the signs of His death. Not long after, our society grew so corrupt and evil that the government was destroyed, and that second set of signs came to pass.
Four days into the new year, the 34th since the sign of His birth, the storm of all storms hit. Words cannot express what the sky looked like. Not only did we have horrible weather, but there were earthquakes as never before and fires everywhere. Mountains were literally destroyed, and new ones were created. Many areas fell into the sea and are now covered with water. The whole landscape changed.