Today's Favorite Verse: Alma 17:25
"But Ammon said unto him: Nay, but I will be thy servant. Therefore Ammon became a servant to king Lamoni. And it came to pass that he was set among other servants to watch the flocks of Lamoni, according to the custom of the Lamanites."
This chapter begins the story of the sons of Mosiah. Alma during his ministry finally meets up with them at the end of their 14 years of missionary service to the Lamanites. He rejoices exceedingly to see them and know that they are still his brethren in the Lord. They then begin to tell the story of their missionary service.
What struck me in this verse is that even though they are there to spread the gospel to the Lamanites, before teaching them anything, they serve them. This service helps them understand their customs. It helps them be an example of good, and show faith. This gives them love and concern for those once their enemies. This act of service opens the door to many Lamanite conversions.
Day 291 Tami Fitzgerald Harris