The Sons of Mosiah Make Many Sacrifices as They Perform Their Missionary Work

Alma 17:5

5 Now these are the circumstances which attended them in their journeyings, for they had many afflictions; they did suffer much, both in body and in mind, such as hunger, thirst and fatigue, and also much labor in the spirit.

Elder J. Golden Kimball said:

“That is what I am telling our elders, these young boys going on missions. I am trying, when I set them apart, to impress them that the Lord is their shepherd and they shall not want. One good mother stated that her son wrote her and said, ‘I have only three dollars, and if you do not send me some money I will be licking the paste off the signboards.’ And the mother came to me somewhat disturbed and said, ‘Brother Kimball, what shall I do?’ I said, ‘Let him lick paste for a while. He will find the Lord. But he never will with his pockets full of money.’”

(In Thomas E. Cheney, The Golden Legacy: A Folk History of J. Golden Kimball [1973], 75.)

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