Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alma 15

16 And it came to pass that Alma and Amulek, Amulek having forsaken all his gold, and silver, and his precious things, which were in the land of Ammonihah, for the word of God, he being rejected by those who were once his friends and also by his father and his kindred;
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18 Now as I said, Alma having seen all these things, therefore he took Amulek and came over to the land of Zarahemla, and took him to his own house, and did administer unto him in his tribulations, and strengthened him in the Lord.

All missionaries have great love for those to whom they teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a particularly touching story of Alma's love for Amulek. They shared trials together. Amulek first ministered to Alma when he returned to Ammonihah after having been thrown out. Now Alma returns the service, takes Amulek into his own home, administers to his needs, and offers him love and support in his loss.

We need to love and minister to those we teach with this same level of compassion.

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