“The Spirit Can Help Me Know How to Serve,” For the Strength of Youth, Mar. 2022.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people earned less or even lost their jobs. I wanted to ease a little bit of their burden. With support from my mom and dad, and using my personal money, I started to give food to those in need. I usually did this by ordering food for others through a bike taxi app. Sometimes I dropped off food to spots designated for those who are struggling.
In Indonesia there are many motorbike taxi drivers. We use an app on our phones to book their services. During the pandemic, drivers were having a hard time getting orders.
One day, I followed a prompting from the Spirit to help a random driver. I ordered food from the bike taxi app. But when he got to the restaurant to pick up the food, I sent him a chat, telling him that the food was really for him. He was surprised and did not believe that it was for him. When I said that it was for him, he immediately thanked me and prayed for me. He said he would take the food home and give it to his child. He sounded so happy. This made me feel so happy too!
Even though my family and I were also facing some challenges, I listened to the Spirit and chose to serve. We were able to experience joy and happiness, which helped us overcome our challenges.
I am so grateful for the Holy Ghost. This experience reminds me of a scripture from the New Testament, John 13:34: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” I know as we follow the Spirit, we will receive marvelous blessings from Heavenly Father.
The author lives in West Java, Indonesia.