LDS missionaries serving in harlem

This account was written by Sister-Crystal Diehl

Today was a very inspiring day for me in the mission field. To spread the gospel in a more effective and creative way, we decided to get together and set up a few shoe shining booths and a hot chocolate stand all in hopes to not only serve the people of Harlem, but to maybe catch a few minutes of their day to teach them about the gospel. While it was a wonderful experience to talk with so many wonderful people, my heart was touched in particular when a man who stopped by one of our tables and had a profound insight and said “I get it, this is like when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples to demonstrate that we are all on the same level, we are all equal and we are all here to serve each other”.

I did not think about that.

But this thought that we are here to serve one another and that we are on the same level and are equal has stuck with me. How beautiful! I was then left to reflect on this time of year, the time where we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Redeemer who is the ultimate example of serving others. He spent all of his days in service, and I think the best way we can remember Christ this season and make the most out of this holiday season is by immersing ourselves in service, and really getting down to the “same level”. And remember.. “when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” Mosiah 2:17 (Book of Mormon)