The Two Thousand Stripling Warriors!!

In the Book of Mormon, there is a true story about 2,000 young men with bravery, courage, and an unshakable faith for God! And they were all young men, and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity; but behold, this was not all—they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted. Yea, they were men of truth and soberness, for they had been taught to keep the commandments of God and to walk uprightly before him. These young men gathered together and promised to defend the liberty of their people and the Nephites.

Alma 53: 16-21

One of the most important parts in these verses is in verse 20, “this was not all—they were men who were true at all times in whatsoever thing they were entrusted.” Not only did they have courage, but they were honest and true in all that they did! They knew the commandments of the Lord and always strived to obey them. In doing so, they had the Spirit of the Lord with them, and with the Lord, all things are possible!
 
 
  
  ” … they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them… And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it… And now it came to pass that we, the people of Nephi, the people of Antipus, and I with my two thousand, did surround the Lamanites, and did slay them; yea, insomuch that they were compelled to deliver up their weapons of war and also themselves as prisoners of war… But behold, to my great joy, there had not one soul of them fallen to the earth; yea, and they had fought as if with the strength of God; yea, never were men known to have fought with such miraculous strength…”
 
 
Also, these men loved their mothers (as do I, I love you Mom)!!!! They had all these great attributes because their Mother’s taught them accordingly! Their Mothers knew that they needed to teach their children the ways of the Lord, as doing so, they raised what would later become the two thousand stripling warriors, men of mighty valor! WE DO NOT DOUBT OUR MOTHERS KNEW IT!! They had never fought in a battle before, nor did they have much experience concerning the matter. But because they cared more about their families lives then their own, and they were taught by their Mothers that the Lord would deliver them, they had full faith that they would win the battle and spare the lives of their families!
 
 
These Sons truly loved their families, just like I do! I really can relate to these Young Men, I too was taught about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ growing up, and I have an unmeasurable love for my family! They mean everything to me, I highly doubt I would be even close to the man I am today if it weren’t for the love and care of my Mother and Father! I would be willing to do anything for my family, even if it meant laying down my life for them, I would! I am a Momma’s boy through and through, I love her to death, She is the best Mom a son could ask for! All the many happy joyful memories I have growing up, all the times she kissed my “Ouchies” better, Every night when she would read a book to me before bed time, sing me silly songs, each time she wiped away my tears, each time she gave me medicine when I was feeling sick, or gave me comfort when I was lost and felt alone! I love my whole family with every last fiber in my being!! I am truly grateful for all they do and what they have raised me to become!!! I Love my Heavenly Father, and I feel His love with me each time i do what is right! These things I bear testimony in the sacred name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, AMEN!!!!!! 
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