An Inspiring Scripture
Hannah M., Philippines
Whenever my mother wants to give us an inspiring message from the scriptures, she quotes Alma 37:37. She has shared it so many times that when she begins to read it, we say it with her because we have it memorized.
I often wondered why she keeps sharing that with us—yes, we know already that we have to pray and be thankful in our daily lives. But what touched my heart most was when I finally realized that my mom just wants us to never forget that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are always watching over us.
Every time I’m in the midst of trials and tribulation, I never forget to read that scripture. I always remember how loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are. I need to be thankful for all my blessings. I will always remember how my mom changed my perspective on praying and being thankful even in trials.
Why I Am Serving a Mission
Elder Perez, Philippines Baguio Mission
Missionary work is great! One of the reasons I decided to serve a mission is because of a missionary assigned to my branch at home. One time I asked him, “Elder, why did you serve a mission and leave your work and family?”
He answered, “Brother, there are two reasons I went on a mission. First, I love God. Second, I love the people who have not yet heard about the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (See Mosiah 28:3.)
Because of that missionary, I am now serving a mission.
Emily M., England