Loving and Serving as the Savior Did

Our Savior Jesus Christ has given us His gospel so that we can return to our loving Heavenly Father's presence. Through all the principles and commandments He gave us, He made it simple by saying 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'1

 The world teaches us to be money-makers rather than peacemakers. Eventually, this will immerse us in the illusion that we all want only money, luxury, and expensive things to lead our lives. During these confusing times, I choose to serve a mission and to know what it means to truly love my neighbour. It is hard to walk for hours and hours and face trials, but all tears of sorrow turn to joy when a person accepts to be a true disciples of Jesus Christ.

 Jesus Christ is our ultimate example as a perfect missionary. He taught us how to help people, how to succour their pain, and support them. We have many wonderful examples in scriptures and in our lives of those who choose to follow His example. Young single adults choose to serve a mission, a busy priesthood holder finds time to minister with his companion. A lonely grandmother finds time to make cookies and brighten someone's day. All these things were done by the Savior when He visited the sick, cared about others, and served people with spiritual and temporal food. We do not know when a phone call, text message, or a brief visit will comfort and lift other's burdens.

 Jesus Christ promises wonderful blessings to those who do His work. When we help our fellow brothers and sisters, we are helping to fulfil His purpose. In Mosiah 2:17 it says 'when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.' I was serving God through my missionary service. Missionary work is not only limited to the people who have tags but to all the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reaching out to people with love and compassion will help us to have assurance, hope, and peace that comes from Jesus Christ.



1. Matthew 22:39

Anisha Rayudu, Madinaguda Ward