Saturday, December 7, 2013

Do The Harlem "Shine"

With Christmas being just around the corner, many are feeling the spirit of
 service! That was the exact case for two awesome missionaries in the
 New York New York Mission (Elder Jeffrey Kerr and Elder James Pickard)
and their Zone in Harlem. In the spirit of Christlike service, they offered 
to shine the shoes of the people of New York City. 

  "I feel like when you're doing service, Heavenly Father blesses you with opportunities to share the gospel and helps the hearts of those we are serving to be softened." -Elder Jeffrey Kerr

 "We noticed as we were shining people's shoes, we had a lot of time to talk with people, and as the conversation began we started talking about how people's days were, and it led in to a more gospel-centered conversation, which is exactly what they needed." Elder James Pickard

Mosiah 2:17 "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

Jesus Christ is the perfect example of service.

We invite all to follow in his footsteps....

 ... and serve those around you this Christmas season.

Check out the inspiring article of this story written by Sarah Petersen on

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a service project! Did the elders get any discussion appointments from this, or was this all about sewing seeds? :-) Either way, a great way to expose people to Mormon missionaries. Keep up the good work!