Hello, my name is Christian Zuno and today I will be talking about the power of service. And as a member of the church I think we're all familiar with the word service. For me service could be helping my mom do the dishes, taking care of my sisters and also helping her with the groceries. And for other service it could be big and small. it could be big as helping them move to a new house or as small as taking the trash out for someone. Service is service, no matter how big or small it is. In Mosiah, chapter 2, verse 17 it says, " And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in service of your God."
In Alma, Ammon goes to preach the gospel to the Lamonites. It wasn't an easy task because the laminites were evil and stubborn. They also didn't live by the covenant path, but Ammon went to preach to them about it anyways. As he arrived to the land of Ishmael the King Lamoni of the land of Ishmael spared his life as he lived in the land of Ishmael, until he dies. He offered to be a servant for the king and so he did. He would take care of the king's flock and sheep. While he took care of them other laminates scattered the sheep. The other servants were scared that they might be killed by the king, but Ammon told them not to worry he could fix that. Ammon was able to gather the sheep, and slay Lamonite leaders and cut off a bunch of arms without being touched. Other servants told the king what had happened. The king was joyful and grateful towards Ammon for serving his flock of sheep that had called him the great spirit. So the king asked Ammon to come speak with him. Now, when the king Lamoni heard Ammon preparing his horses and his chariots, he was more astonished because of the faithfulness of Ammon.
Surely there has not been any servant that has been so faithful as this man, for even he remembered all my commandments to execute them. Alma 18:10 with the service of Ammon the king was open towards his words and Ammon was able to preach the gospel to him. This is important because by serving others we can teach them why we want to help with them. Helping them makes us get closer to our father. We could bring them closer toward Heavenly Father when we do service for them. In similarity to Ammon receiving blessings from doing service is related to me from helping my mom. Blessings I've gotten from that is a closer bond towards my mom. Some gratitude could be giving others by asking about their day or small talk. Even just with a smile. I like to bear my testimony that I know this church is true. And if we keep doing what we are supposed to be doing like coming to church, taking Sacrament, praying, and reading the scriptures, everything will go our way. And I would like to say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.