Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert, Nephi Leads His Followers into the Wilderness, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Not for commercial use.


1 Nephi 6
2 Nephi 29:6–10
Mormon 3:16–22
Moroni 10:3–8

For Younger Missionaries


  • How can we be bold but still gentle in challenging investigators to read the Book of Mormon, repent, and follow through on other commitments?
  • What makes people want to read the scriptures? Why do they read other books?

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon … is convincing evidence that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. It is the keystone of our religion, the most powerful resource for teaching this message. Some important truths restored through Joseph Smith include the knowledge that God is our Father and that we are His spirit children, that we lived with Him before birth, and that families can live together forever in God’s presence through Christ’s Atonement by obeying the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

The Book of Mormon is evidence of the love of God for His children. It shows that God speaks to His children. As you teach and testify, invite people to read the Book of Mormon and pray about its message….

Trust the remarkable promise in Moroni 10:3–5. Do all you can to persuade people to read the book, understand it, and ask God sincerely whether it is true. The witness of the Holy Ghost becomes the cornerstone of their faith that Christ has restored His Church….

As you teach people to understand the Restoration of the fulness of the gospel, you “declare repentance” (D&C 15:6). Repentance involves a change of heart and a desire to forsake sin and serve God. It involves humbly yielding to the Spirit and submitting to God’s will. It requires that people increase their commitment to live in agreement with God’s will. Repentance requires a sincere and lasting change of thoughts, desires, habits, and actions. It is a positive experience that brings joy and peace. Be bold and loving in helping people understand what they must do to repent. By inviting people to make commitments, you can effectively raise a voice of both warning and hope (Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service, 2004, 7).


Book of Mormon:
An Introduction



Mormon and His teachings


  • How do you feel when you hear what trust was put in Mormon at age 10? How can you develop that trust?
  • Was Mormon a successful missionary even though he could not convince the wicked Nephites to repent?


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