Last Supper

Valentin de Boulogne, Last Supper, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

DAILY READING

Moroni 6:4–6
John 13:1–5, 12–15, 33–35
Matthew 5:46–47

For Younger Missionaries

CONSIDER AS YOU READ

  • How does partaking of the sacrament each week sustain us in our missionary responsibilities? What do we learn about missionary service by the image of Christ washing the feet of his disciples?
  • Do we really understand that we (who are sent) are not better than those to whom we are sent? How can our show of love toward others, in and of itself, be a witness of the truthfulness of the gospel?

THE POWER OF EVERYDAY MISSIONARIES
Wards That God Trusts

If God cannot trust the members of the Church to invite these people to learn His gospel, why would He put them in our path? And if God can’t trust us to make His children feel loved and needed after they join the Church, why would God guide these people there in the first place?…

I believe the same principle is at work at the level of the individual. In almost every ward, four to six people find 80 percent of the referrals that their wards submit for the missionaries to teach, year in and year out. Is it the case that these few good member missionaries have just been blessed to live around and work with all of the “golden” potential investigators? And is it plausible that the people who simply aren’t engaged in missionary work have been cursed to live and work among those who have no interest in learning of the gospel?

I suspect that God might say about many “active” members of the Church today, “I know them, and I’m actually not sure whether they will do what I have commanded them to do in sharing my gospel with others of my children.” God has promised that He will answer the prayers of His children.

If He can’t trust us, then He must use other means to answer the prayers of others (Clayton M. Christensen, The Power of Everyday Missionaries, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2013, 140–141).

ADDITIONAL MEDIA

Last Supper

FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES


First Sacrament

QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES

  • Did you notice how Christ served his apostles (washing their feet) before he taught them? Should we try first to serve others and then invite them?
  • How do we show others that we are followers of Christ?
  • Are you always able to remember that you are never alone when you are doing the Savior’s work?

 

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