Jabari Parker, a 19-year-old NBA superstar and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, posted an inspirational Instagram picture this week giving a shout-out to LDS missionaries.
Parker, who writes that he doesn’t post things often, decided to share an Instagram picture of him with the two missionaries and expressed his gratitude to God for selfless people. Parker extended a challenge to his followers, asking them to find “some sort of peace” with their beliefs, ending with a promise that they will always feel refreshed each time they do so.
I don’t post much but when I do, it’s only because I feel some type of inspiration that I would like to share with some of you. I just want to thank god for sending people like the missionaries in my life. Words can’t express how much joy I get from people who take the time out their days to dedicate themselves just to make you feel some type of peace. I want to challenge everybody out there, to seek some type of peace, for whatever you believe in. You will feel refreshed every single time.
The Chicago-native currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, and was drafted to the NBA just after one year of collegiate basketball at Duke University.