As Sister Haley and I were having our scripture study this morning, we were reading in the book of Alma in the Book of Mormon. We were reading Alma 56 and 57 which talks about the 2,060 young men (called the Stripling Warriors) that went to battle with Helaman against the Lamanites.
Alma 57: 19-21
19 But behold, my little band of two thousand and sixty fought most desperately; yea, they were firm before the Lamanites, and did administer death unto all those who opposed them.
20 And as the remainder of our army were about to give way before the Lamanites, behold, those two thousand and sixty were firm and undaunted.
21 Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them.
As we read the above verses, I thought of the young men and women (our full time missionaries) that serve in the Harbour YSA Ward. They are exactly the same as the 2,060. They are valiant in the cause of sharing the truth of the Gospel and when the older, long time members begin to fall short in missionary work, the young missionaries are there with their energy, enthusiasm and strength to pick up where we have begun to falter. They provide us with an example that picks us up and gives us new energy to open our mouths and share the joy of the Gospel.
It is so neat to be able to meet with and associate with these young missionaries. We get lots of smiles, hand shakes and HUGS. They let us old fogies participate with them in activities, which is good for us.
So that was the start of our day on Wednesday - a good way to start the day.
May you have a good day wherever you are, and may God, Our Heavenly Father, bless you with those things that you stand in need of.