Monday, December 28, 2009
Elder Newell's missionary farewell occurred 12/27/09. All Elder's leaving on missions from the ward this year have been asked to speak on a great missionary. His choice was Ammon. He stressed the great sacrifice Ammon made in leaving his birthright, denying his father, and leaving to preach to the enemies of his people. He also stressed Ammons bravery at accepting the often perilous job of tending to the king's sheep in the hopes of using it as a missionary tool. Ammon's humility and faith in the Lord helped him to become a great missionary to his own people as well as to the Lamanites.