25 years ago, I met the Shoemakers serving a mission among the Deaf. Daniel and Lila were tireless in their service and example. They had a profound influence on my missionary service and on who I’ve become. They are a great blessing still in my life, and the lives of my children they are family to us.

All because I served. Great blessings always come when we serve others. In fact the rewards are so great, it’s almost selfish to seek service. I thought when I decided to serve a mission that I was giving God something. I had it all wrong. We are always given more than we give.