The only reason that will sustain us

"I want to go on a mission," I enthusiastically announced to my bishop, who happened to be my father.

"Why?" was his less-than-enthusiastic response.

I proceeded to give him a nice long list of great reasons, including: gain a stronger testimony, pay back Heavenly Father, learn the scriptures, have spiritual experiences, mature, and anything else honorable and noble I could think of.

"Great," he said, "but by the time you go, you need to go for one reason only, to serve your Heavenly Father."

"Of course," I responded, "that would be one of many reasons."

He reiterated, "Becky, go for one reason only, to serve your Heavenly Father."

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