Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert, An Angel Appears to Alma and the Sons of Mosiah, BYU Museum of Art, Not for commercial use.


2 Nephi 31:14–21

For Younger Missionaries


  • What can we do to enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost more abundantly?
  • In some scenarios “endure” can take on a mundane or even negative connotation. How can we remain positive and progressive in living the gospel daily? In what ways did Jesus endure to the end in His mor

Endure to the End

Once we have entered the strait and narrow path by our faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and the ordinances of baptism and confirmation, we must exert every effort to stay on the path. We do so by continually exercising faith in Jesus Christ, repenting, making commitments, and following the Spirit.

Once we have been forgiven of our sins, we should try every day to remain free from sin so that we can always have the Holy Ghost with us. In the covenant of baptism, we promise our Father in Heaven that we will obey His commandments for the rest of our lives. If we fall short, we must repent in order to retain the blessings of the covenant. We promise to do good works, serve others, and follow the Savior’s example. In the scriptures this lifelong commitment is often called “enduring to the end.”

By following the gospel path, we can draw closer to God, conquer temptation and sin, and enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost more abundantly. As we patiently, faithfully, and consistently follow this path throughout our lives, we will qualify for eternal life.

Faith in Christ; repentance; making, renewing, and keeping covenants; and being cleansed by the Spirit become a pattern of living. Our actions in daily life are shaped and governed by these principles. Peace and joy come by following this way, and we gradually grow in Christlike attributes. Eventually, as we follow this way and “press forward with a steadfastness in Christ … and endure to the end,” we are promised, “Ye shall have eternal life” (2 Nephi 31:20) (Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service, 2004, 66).


Mountains to Climb


Oh, That I were an Angel!


  • Like Alma, have you ever wished you were an angel of God?
  • Do you realize that with the Spirit of the Lord with you, you are just like and angel?
  • Is teaching others about God the “desire of your heart?” How do you make it your desire?


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