Although most of the other young people in her ward turned their back on my friend’s daughter, there were a few who did not. The kindness of those few youths and the love and devotion of a few leaders and adults in her ward continued unabated. She never doubted that they genuinely loved and cared about her and their love stayed with her, even after her behavior worsened.
And their outreach and love was critical to her return, to her being sealed to her husband in the temple, to her children being born in the covenant, to activity and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ today. What joy there will be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth and what joy there will be in the hearts of those who reach out to the lost sheep.
Kristine Frederickson writes on issue-oriented topics that affect members of the LDS Church worldwide in her column “LDS World."
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