Saturday, July 2, 2011

I love being a missionary!


I've been reading in the Book of Mormon and as I was reading, there is something that really stood out to me.
This part of the video can be found in Mosiah 28:5-8.
I love how Mosiah asks the Lord if that is His will to have Ammon and his brethren go and teach the gospel to the Lamanites.
The Lord answers Him with the most peaceful answer. The Sons of Mosiah then go to the land of the lamanites, and before they separate they say a prayer together. I love the sons of Mosiah and enjoy reading about their adventure, and that the Lord does "deliver [his] sons out of the hands of the Lamanites." 
Being a missionary I really look to their examples. Just as the lord says in this video, "Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success." Alma 26:27
They are great examples to me about being patient in their afflictions and trials. We all go through them, but this was a desire that they had, to teach the people of the Plan of Happiness that our Heavenly Father has for us. They wanted the Lamanites to receive the same happiness and joy that they have felt.
When you study and study for a test, you take that test, and pass it. Don't you just go around sharing it with EVERYONE?! WHY?! Because your happy, you studied and studied and you got a awesome score.. EVERYONE should know this right?!
This is how I feel about the gospel. I studied it and studied it, I wanted to know if the things that I studied are true. I found my answer, I went through tests (or trials) and found that the gospel of Jesus Christ truly does bring joy to my heart. He helps me get through my trials and struggles, and I want everyone else to feel of this same joy that I have.
Ammon said, "..for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo." This is how I feel about my mission.
I love the scriptures, I'm so happy that we have them, that we can read and learn from them. I'm grateful for the living prophet we have on earth today that helps lead and guides us.. I'm so happy for all the missionaries around the world teaching our brethren about our Savior Jesus Christ and His atonement.
Remember who you are and what you stand for!


  1. First of all, Ammon is the man! I totally look up to him as a model missionary. Second of all, missionary work is awesome. Once you really feel the Atonement take effect in your heart, you can't help but share it with the world. Third of all, well, I can't think of a third thing, but lists are always better in threes.

  2. ...That picture looks SO familiar. Ammon is one of my favorites to read about! As I read the Book of MOrmon, I can just feel his story coming. It's like a child waiting for Saturday morning cartoons to start.