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Captain Moroni was still a young man when he took command of the Nephite army as they defended themselves from the Lamanites and Zoramites. He told his people that they must defend their country, family, freedom, peace and religion. With much prayer and inspiration from the Lord, Captain Moroni was able to lead the Nephites to victory.
“I Will Be Valiant”
David offered to fight Goliath, the Philistine giant who was challenging Israel, but King Saul was worried because David was so young. David told King Saul that the Lord had already saved him from wild animals and he had faith that He would save him from Goliath as well. David slew Goliath and saved Israel
1 Samuel 17:33
We don’t know how old Esther was when she married the King, but many scholars believe she may have been fourteen years old. Haman tricked the king into signing a law that all of the Israelites should be killed. Esther risked her life to tell the King that she was an Israelite, too. She asked him to spare her people. The King agreed.
“Stand for the Right” or “I Will Follow God’s Plan for Me”
When he was just a boy, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, but through his faith and long-suffering, he eventually became one of Pharaoh’s most trusted advisors. He helped Egypt prepare for a great famine and even saved his own family from starvation.
At 14 years old, Joseph Smith was confused about which church he should join. After a long and earnest prayer, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him not to join any of the churches. He became the first prophet of the latter-days and helped to restore Christ’s true church to the earth.
“On a Golden Springtime v3” or “An Angel Came to Joseph Smith” or “A Child’s Prayer”
We believe that Mary may have been just 15 or 16 years old when an angel appeared to hear and told her that she would bear the son of God.
Of Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi, Nephi was the youngest. But Nephi was chosen to be a ruler over them because of his righteousness. He slew Laban, retrieved the brass plates and built the boat which carried their family to the Promised Land
1 Nephi 3:7
Noah received the priesthood when he was just ten years old. As a prophet, Noah, tried to teach the people. When none repented, he was instructed by the Lord to build an ark. He gathered two of each animal, along with his family and provisions. Because he obeyed the Lord, they survived the great flood which covered the whole world.
“Follow the Prophet, v3” or “Build an Ark”
When the Lamanites attacked, the Ammonites wanted to help defend their brothers, the Nephities. The Ammonites, however, had taken an oath never to fight. Some of the young men were not old enough to have taken the oath. They volunteered to fight against the Lamanites. They served valiantly and were ultimately victorious.
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