To the Mormon Missionaries
By Lenore Bredeson
(daughter of the non-LDS landlord of
the elders in Winona, Minnesota)
There is no stoop to that young walk,
No dissipated air,
Profanity cannot abound
Be these crusaders there.
The light that shineth in their gaze
And also proves that deep within
Their zeal, faith, love, and earnestness
Will surely e’er impart
A flame of understanding
In a seeking, blinded heart.
We may not think that they are right,
But we can still admire
Their humble efforts to fulfill
The Father God’s desire.