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Ammon Was a Good Missionary

My name is Ammon. I went on a fourteen year mission to the Lamanites because I wanted everyone to return to our Heavenly Father, even my enemies. The things I will tell you are true. You can learn more about them by reading Alma chapters 17-27.

When I was on my mission, I taught and baptized King Lamoni, a Lamanite king, and his wife, his servants, and his household. I also taught and baptized many other Lamanites. But none of this would have happened if I hadn’t kept the commandments, had the Spirit with me, and been a good example. Let me tell you what I mean.

When I went into the Lamanites’ land, I was captured and tied up. I was taken to King Lamoni, who could decide to kill me, keep me as a slave, put me in prison, or remove me from his lands. When he asked me if I wanted to live with the Lamanites, I told him, yes. He was pleased and offered to let me marry one of his daughters. But I told him I wanted to be his servant.

As King Lamoni’s servant, my job was to take care of his sheep with some other servants. Some bad men tried to steal the sheep, but I protected them and gathered them together. I also fought the bad men who tried to steal the sheep. I was protected by Heavenly Father, so I didn’t get hurt. After I finished my job taking care of the sheep, I went to take care of the king’s horses, like he asked me to. When King Lamoni heard what I did and saw that I was a good servant, he wanted to talk to me and find out more about me.

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Because of my good example, I was able to tell King Lamoni about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I told him about the plan of happiness and what to do to live with Heavenly Father again. He listened to me and believed my words. Because he believed, it helped many other Lamanites believe. If I had not been a good example, King Lamoni would not have wanted to know about the Gospel.


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