By Joyce Olesen
Dec 11, 2017

#LightTheWorld Day 11

“I WAS STRANGER AND YE TOOK ME IN.”  


I am for once, speechless, or shall I say I have no earthly idea what to write.    Children have been taught “stranger, danger” for years now.  That doesn’t fit really well into this scripture.

I have had one clear thought that makes all the difference for LDS Scouts.  Who do you not know, but trust anyway?  I am talking about the missionaries in your ward and district.  They move around a lot and become strangers over and over.  You can take them in by inviting them to eat with you.  If you ask your parents first, this would be easy to arrange.  I think missionaries are always a little lonely, and never turn down a home-cooked meal.  They are great, appreciative strangers.

I always think of the story that Christ might knock on my door and ask for a meal.  If we feed the missionaries, are they not emissaries of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Author: Joyce Olesen | is a grandmother, mother, and daughter of Scouters. She loves kids, camping, country music and sports cars. Her Dad was a Scout leader in Chicago in the early 1920’s and having only daughters did not bolster his Scouting hopes. As his “Scout” she was tying regulation knots by the time she was 7.

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