First Nephi 2:1-7
Surely we can find parallels between Lehi's exodus of Jerusalem and modern missionaries heeding the call to serve. Both are willing to leave behind their house, the land of their inheritance, riches and precious things, and take nothing with them but what is necessary, in order to be obedient. In Lehi's case, he was planning on never returning. The Lord had shown him vividly the tragic destruction soon to befall his homeland. His family would have to decide if they believed him.