Thursday, February 17, 2011

"I can be a Missionary"

I found this story on and LOVED it!! I wanted to share it..

"Ryan enjoyed going to school. He especially liked his teacher, Miss Johnson.
One day Miss Johnson asked the children to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up. Ryan had no trouble deciding what he would draw. He drew a picture of a man in a suit carrying his scriptures and walking down a street. Ryan wanted more than anything else to become a missionary when he grew up, just like his older brother.

When Ryan’s teacher looked at his picture, she could not understand what he had drawn. Miss Johnson was not a member of the Church, so she didn’t know what the man in Ryan’s picture was doing. She asked Ryan to explain his drawing to her. Ryan told his teacher that he wanted to become a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he grew up. Miss Johnson was surprised that a boy’s greatest desire was to be a missionary, instead of a policeman, a doctor, or some other occupation.
After school, Miss Johnson asked Ryan to tell her more about why he wanted to be a missionary. Ryan told her how much he loved the Church and how his brother was in another country teaching others about the Church. He told her that he knew the Church was true because its teachings are the teachings of Jesus Christ.

That evening Ryan told his parents about Miss Johnson and the picture he had drawn. He asked his parents if he could invite Miss Johnson over for dinner so the family could meet her and talk to her about the gospel.
The next day, Ryan took a note to Miss Johnson inviting her to his home for dinner. She accepted his invitation and went to Ryan’s home a few days later. Miss Johnson enjoyed Ryan and his family so much that she visited them often. They had many discussions about the Church, and six months later Miss Johnson was baptized. She was always grateful to Ryan for sharing his love for the Church with her."

Testimonies of little kids are so amazing and strong. We had a lesson with investigator at a members house and their little girl, 9 years old bore her testimony on how she knew the church was true. The spirit was strong but as soon as that little girl bore her testimony, the spirit was so much more powerful I started getting teary eyed.
It reminded me of a couple scriptures...
In Matt 18:3 it says,"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." Mosiah 3:19 it says,"....becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father."
Remember who you are and what you stand for!


  1. Amazing story! I love it:) iLove being a missionary.

  2. Great story! Kids are the best! Another reason why I don't ever want to grow up....completely.

  3. Thats really awesome! There is nothing better than the life of a missionary!