Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stripling Warriors

Remember back to when you were twelve years old.  Personally,  I was a little ball of energy just a kid running around doing gymnastics, nothing too big on my mind other than how to master the next beam routine or flip. But imagine yourself, instead, being sent off to fight against vicious full grown, trained men in a war that you weren't even alive when it started. You willingly volunteered to fight so that your father would not break the covenant that he made.
These young men were courageous, valiant, and fearless in the face of death because they trusted that the Lord would keep them safe.
Alma 56: 46 - "...behold our God is with us, he will not suffer that we should fall; then let us go forth"

Though times have changed there is still a fight going on today. With the missionary age being changed thousands of elders and sisters are serving missions world wide. The prophet made no mistake when he changed the age. The Lord has put his trust in us, now we need to have faith and do our part. We are as the army of Helamen, and we have been taught in our youth. We will be the Lord's missionaries and bring the world his truth. 

My name is Alayna Louise Hübner, I have 5 beautiful sisters and an amazing mother and father. For the next 18 months I have sacrificed school, work, and social life to serve in the Helsinki, Finland mission. I truly believe this is the gospel of Christ, I love my Savior, and I have felt the peace and joy the gospel brings.  I know there is a unique love and power that sister missionaries have, and I can't wait to be one of them! These 18 months will be one of the hardest of my life, but I am going to work my hardest to learn the difficult Finnish language and to "bring the world his truth."

Alma 56: 48 - "We do not doubt, our mother's knew it"

This is my hilarious family that I will miss dearly
(Schlosse Solitude, in Stuttgart, Germany)

(in Rochester, NY)

(at my farewell)

I hope you all stay safe while I'm gone, and I'll catch ya on the flip side.

1 comment:

  1. You're amazing and I can't wait to hear the stories of the good you will be doing and the people you will be serving. You are a rock and you are ready for this. I love you!