I don’t know about you but missionary work is a topic I don’t like to discuss. It’s one of those that when the word is mentioned in class I try not to make eye contact. Let’s just say, there is plenty room for improvement in my life. So, I have a tough time making a connection with this topic because my feelings of guilt thump loud in my ears. But here’s the thing, we make it more difficult than it needs to be. Continue reading
After the conversion of Alma and the sons of Mosiah, what did they spend their time doing? “They did impart much consolation to the church.” Continue reading
My reaction when I hear the topic is missionary work? Ugh. Missionary work. And I start looking for an exit that I can slip out either figuratively or literally. Missionary work is not my strong suit. Never has been. Continue reading
by Elder Quentin L. Cook
If I remember correctly, I was a missionary when I first heard or at least understood the three-fold mission of the church. Perfect the saints, missionary work, temple work. I think the wording is a little different today but the objective is still the same. Continue reading
by Tad R. Callister
One time while on my mission, my companion and I spent some down time tracting. That’s probably the image most people think of when they think of “Mormons” – the door to door visits by missionaries. It’s not the most effective use of time but at least it’s not idling precious time away. Very little good tends to come from it except for the chance to meet a variety of people. Continue reading
by Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Warning: cautionary advice (per Google) Continue reading
by Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Oaks. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.
Missionary work has never been my forte. I have come to the conclusion it’s best to be a disciple of Christ first and if that invites others to learn more, so be it.
It’s not about increasing numbers or goals, it’s about inviting others to find a way of life. A way of life that hopefully brings me happiness. If it doesn’t, then what’s the point of inviting others anyway? Continue reading
by Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita
Below is the link to the General Conference talk by Elder Yamashita. Between the link and here I share a few of my personal thoughts on the subject.
Ambitious: having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed (Google definition)
by Elder Neil L. Andersen
This has never been my strong suit. I wasn’t a very good missionary. Don’t get me wrong, I can and will preach and verbally share my testimony to willing participants. Continue reading
by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Here is another one of my favorite talks from the last General Conference. I appreciate how President Uchtdorf makes things so clear for me.
One of our wards at our recent Young Woman Camp focused on how we are all both in need of rescue but also rescuers. This is what I thought of as I listened to their wise Bishop counsel the Young Women in his charge.