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  • How does service draw me closer to Christ?

    “True disciples of Jesus Christ desire to serve those around them. The Savior said, ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13:35). . . . As you strive to serve others, look to the Savior as your example. Even though He came to earth as the Son of God, He humbly served all those around Him. He declared, ‘I am among you as he that serveth’ (Luke 22:27)” (True to the Faith, 161).

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  • How can I know what to do to serve others?

    “The Savior invites you to give of yourself in the service of others. Your opportunities to do so are limitless. Each day, look for ways to gladden hearts, to say kind words, to perform labors for others that they cannot do for themselves, to share the gospel. Be receptive to the whisperings of the Spirit, prompting you to serve. You will find that the true key to happiness is to labor for the happiness of others” (True to the Faith, 162).

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  • How does service bless my life and those whom I serve?

    “As you devote yourself to serving others, you will draw closer to Heavenly Father. Your heart will be filled with love. You will learn that service and sacrifice are ways to overcome selfishness. You will enjoy happiness that comes only from giving service to God and others. Your capacities will increase, and you will be an instrument in God’s hands to bless the lives of His children.” (For the Strength of Youth, 33).

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  • Why should I serve?

    “When you were baptized, you covenanted to take the name of Jesus Christ upon yourself. The prophet Alma explained this covenant to a group of new converts who wanted to be baptized. He observed that their desire to ‘come into the fold of God’ included a willingness to give meaningful service—to ‘bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light,’ to ‘mourn with those that mourn,’ and to ‘comfort those that stand in need of comfort’ (Mosiah 18:8–9)” (True to the Faith, 161).

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