“How does the Lord bless those who serve Him?” Liahona, April 2021
After being called to leave his family to serve a mission, Thomas B. Marsh was promised many blessings for the sacrifices he made to serve (see Doctrine and Covenants 31:2, 5, 7).
Along with Brother Marsh, many have received blessings as they have sought to establish the Lord’s restored Church throughout the world. One example is Johann and Theresia Huber, who helped establish the Church in Austria in the early 1900s.
When the Huber family was baptized into the Church and left Catholicism, the dominant faith of Austria, many social and legal issues arose. When people learned that the Huber children weren’t attending confession, they threatened to remove the children from their home. Some even told Theresia to leave Johann.
After World War I, previous religious constraints dissolved, allowing people to practice their faith more freely. The Lord watched over the Huber family as they continued to share the gospel, and soon a small branch began to meet in the Hubers’ barn. Johann was called to serve as the first branch president in Austria. He served for 25 years.1
How has the Lord blessed you and your family as you have served Him?