by Benjamin Johnson
Do you know any missionaries? Have you ever thought you might be a missionary? Did you know that you can be a missionary now? The best missionaries love ethe Lord, and they love other people. When we love others, we want to share with them our greatest treasure- the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We can learn in the Book of Mormon how Ammon became a great missionary. He and his brothers wanted to share the gospel with those who had never heard it. Their father was King Mosiah, and the Nephites expected one of the brothers to be king after him. However, each one said that he wanted to be a missionary more than he wanted to be king.
Ammon traveled to the land of King Lamoni, a Lamanite, and volunteered to be the King’s servant. He tended the King’s flocks, he fought the King’s enemies, and he ended up teaching the gospel to the King and his people. When the King and Queen understood Ammon’s message that Jesus Christ would come and redeem them from sin, they were very happy. The scriptures tell us they were “overwhelmed with joy”. Ammon, too, was overcome with joy. He learned that they Lord welcomes everyone who repents and believes in Him.
We can be like Ammon. We can be missionaries right now by living the gospel and showing love to others. We are missionaries when we share our testimony that Heavenly Father loves all His children and wants us to “come unto Him”.