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Philippe de Champaigne, Good Shepherd, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons,.

DAILY READING

There is no scripture reading assigned today. Use this day to catch up as needed and ponder the supplemental reading.

For Younger Missionaries

It Is Impossible for Us to Fail

[We] know that many members hesitate to do missionary work and share the gospel for two basic reasons.

  • The first one is fear. Many members do not even pray for opportunities to share the gospel, fearing that they might receive divine promptings to do something they think they are not capable of doing.
  • The second reason is misunderstanding of what missionary work is….

Brothers and sisters, fear will be replaced with faith and confidence when members and the full-time missionaries kneel in prayer and ask the Lord to bless them with missionary opportunities. Then, we must demonstrate our faith and watch for opportunities to introduce the gospel of Jesus Christ to our Heavenly Father’s children, and surely those opportunities will come. These opportunities will never require a forced or a contrived response. They will flow as a natural result of our love for our brothers and sisters. Just be positive, and those whom you speak with will feel your love. They will never forget that feeling, though the timing may not be right for them to embrace the gospel….

It is impossible for us to fail when we do our best when we are on the Lord’s errand. While the outcome is a result of the exercise of one’s agency, sharing the gospel is our responsibility.

Trust the Lord. He is the Good Shepherd. He knows His sheep, and His sheep know His voice; and today the voice of the Good Shepherd is your voice and my voice. And if we are not engaged, many who would hear the message of the Restoration will be passed by. Simply stated, it’s a matter of faith and action on our part….

You don’t have to be an outgoing person or an eloquent, persuasive teacher. If you have an abiding love and hope within you, the Lord has promised if you “lift up your voices unto this people [and] speak the thoughts that [He] shall put into your hearts, … you shall not be confounded before men… (D&C 100:5–6) (M. Russell Ballard, “Put Your Trust in the Lord,” Ensign, Nov. 2013).

ADDITIONAL MEDIA

My Work and My Glory

FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES


Missionary Song Medley

QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES

  • What did all these missionaries seem to have in common?
  • How can we let the world see how happy the gospel makes us?
  • Will learning while we are young how to invite others to join with us help us be better full-time missionaries?

 

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