VIDEO: The 9 Year-Old Whose Powerful Testimony is Bringing People to Tears

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Helaman is 11 years-old.

He wants to be a missionary like his older siblings, but he doesn’t want to wait until he’s older.

So he took matters into his own hands with the help of his parents and bore a powerful and emotional testimony about the Book of Mormon, and the role of Christ in our lives. He then published it on YouTube, and still two years later, it is being shared around the world.

i want to be a missionary now

Helaman was named after Helaman in the Book of Mormon, and he recounts the story of the stripling warriors and the great faith they had because of their knowledge of Jesus Christ.

At the time of the recording of this video, Helaman’s brother was serving in Japan and his sister was serving in Pennsylvania.

While only 9 years-old, Helaman was quoting scripture and teaching with the wisdom of an adult. He spoke of trials and hard times that we all go through, and how those trials are given to us to make us stronger.

Helaman’s wish is coming true – his efforts in sharing his testimony have already made him a worldwide missionary. His video has been shared in a session of Stake Conference, and others are sharing his testimony with their grandchildren.

Here are just a few comments from those who have seen his video.

If you would like to learn more about the Book of Mormon, I bet Helaman would love for you to have a free one. You can request a free Book of Mormon >> here.

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  • Just today I had given up and said I’m not trying any more. I can’t do this life thing, it’s too hard and nobody cares about me.

    A few minutes ago, I received the mormonlight email and the first story I was directed to was Helaman.

    After watching Helaman and hearing his testimony of why we have hardships, I’m back onboard with the one and only true gospel and this World’s only Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • Just today I had given up and said I’m not trying any more. I can’t do this life thing, it’s too hard and nobody cares about me.

    A few minutes ago, I received the mormonlight email and the first story I was directed to was Helaman.

    After watching Helaman and hearing his testimony of why we have hardships, I’m back onboard with the one and only true gospel and this World’s only Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • Doris, you are incredible! Wasn’t 9 year-old Helaman incredible?! He is a great missionary – and it was so beautiful to see the love he has for the Savior. Thank you for your comment, and thank you for staying onboard. 🙂

  • Hi Ben,
    This service that you do for us by bringing us this site means SO MUCH to me. I use it midweek when I feel weak, I use it on the Sabbath so I can keep the Sabbath Day holy.
    I was in your Ward in the 1990’s when you were a young boy, we were Hinghamites.
    Thank you!

  • Your heart is in the right place and the lord knows and if this is your calling it will happen soon enough and maybe there’s a reason why you feel that way maybe there’s a urgency from the lord himself that maybe more missionary’s young and old need to be out there sharing the gospel who knows but your testimony is innocent and pure and out of the mouths of babes comes the truth.

  • I have been struggling with MDD (major depressive disorder) for years. I am 66 and the fight has almost drained out of me. The last few weeks have been very dark. It has been almost impossible to see the light, as much as I love the gospel. Then the Lord sends a nine-year old angel, who looked straight into my soul and told me that the Lord has sent me these challenges because He knows my name and loves me and wants me to learn to be stronger. How can I thank this young man for the strength he has given me? It is a greater gift than he will ever know. Thank you, Helaman. I will not give up. I will keep fighting. Bless you.

  • Thanks so much for sharing such a powerful testimony, am humbled. Indeed out of small and simple things are great things brought to pass. He’s such a wonderful missionary already. Have learnt so much from him.

  • Helaman, any apostle or prophet could give a like testimony and it would be wonderful thing but because your only 9 years old, your testimony is magnified many many times. This testimony will go with me where ever I go, for the rest of my life. This testimony is like a branding iron that has burned into my brain. I don’t ever want to forget it. This testimony strengthens me and helps me meet the challenges of the day. This sincere, humble,sweet, powerful testimony I imagine is like the testimony Jesus gave to the Rabbis’ in the temple when he was about your same age! I want to share this fantastic testimony with the whole world.
    God bless you my little brother.
    PS. I would love to know your full name and where you live.

  • Ben

    2 years ago in March, I had given up the battle with grief and trials, and I had fallen into a grim Pit of Sorrow. Helaman’s Miraculous video pulled me out of that pit.

    Today, and for several months, I’ve found myself right back deeper into that awful Pit again.

    I just now watched Helaman’s video again, and his Faith, Testimony, and Tears, have pulled me out again and made my Hope, Faith, and Testimony more stronger than ever!

    You Ben, are a Great Spritual Light and Inspiration to myself and all of those who are trying to stay on the straight and narrow path.

    We Need you! Please continue with your testimony, and the great Spiritual work you do at Called To Share.

    Doris Bennett

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