“The Shining Moments,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 41
I served as a full-time missionary in the Ghana Accra Mission. As the only Church member in my family, I was very happy and grateful to our Heavenly Father to have been a missionary of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I was so happy to serve the Lord for two years.
Besides the sacrament hymns, one of my favorite hymns is “Improve the Shining Moments” (Hymns, no. 226). This hymn is very lovely, comforting, and inspiring to me whenever I think of its words. This hymn teaches me that I have to do my best to make use of my opportunity to serve the Lord by bringing more souls to Him through faith, repentance, and baptism.