Yesterday I had the solemn responsibility of speaking at a funeral. The death of someone else has often been the cause for many people to ponder the meaning of life. Why are we here? Is there more to life then merely working all our lives and then dying? Well I know that there is. In the Book of Mormon, Alma teaches us "For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors." -Alma 34:32. So there it is, there is probably no simpler way to put it. Our purpose in this life is to get ready to meet God by obeying the commandments and partaking of priesthood ordinances such as baptism. This is why the message that we have to share as missionaries is so important, it's a message of hope, that there is something more to this life and that God has a plan for us.