Last Sunday, a young man leaving for a mission spoke in church. We have known Parker since his parents moved to our ward 19 years ago. (And doesn't that make me feel old?)
Parker spoke in simple but eloquent terms of his love for the Savior and his desire to teach the Gospel. It was beautiful and touching and humbling and so much more. I marvel at these young people--men and women--who sacrifice two years of their lives to serve others and the Lord. They do so at their own expense.
At a time in life when many youth are planning for additional schooling, careers, marriage, they postpone these things to do as the Lord asks.
Joy for today: standing in awe of a courageous and faithful young man.