As the sons of Mosiah set out on their mission among their brethren, the Lamanites, the Lord counseled them: “be patient in long-suffering and afflictions that ye may show forth good examples unto them.” The promise, if they obeyed this council was: “I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls” (v. 11). Ammon took these words to heart, as is evidenced by the following two examples. First, he offered to be King Lamoni’s servant instead of accepting the King’s offer to become his son-in-law. Then, when the King’s flocks were scattered, Ammon used the power the Lord had given him to restore the scattered flocks “that [he] might win the hearts of these [his] fellow servants” (v. 29). As we’ll read in the next chapter, the Lord kept His end of the bargain.