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Carl Bloch, Detail from Christ with Child, Skt. Nikolai Kirke (Holbæk, DK).

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

A Voice of Warning

The Lord would not use the word warn if there is no danger. Yet not many people we know sense it. They have learned to ignore the increasing evidence that society is unraveling and that their lives and family lack the peace they once thought was possible. That willingness to ignore the signs of danger can make it easy for you to think: Why should I speak to anyone about the gospel who seems content? What danger is there to them or to me if I do or say nothing?

Well, the danger may be hard to see, but it is real, both for them and for us. For instance, at some moment in the world to come, everyone you will ever meet will know what you know now. They will know that the only way to live forever in association with our families and in the presence of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, was to choose to enter into the gate by baptism at the hands of those with authority from God. They will know that the only way families can be together forever is to accept and keep sacred covenants offered in the temples of God on this earth. And they will know that you knew. And they will remember whether you offered them what someone had offered you.

It’s easy to say, “The time isn’t right.” But there is danger in procrastination. Years
ago I worked for a man in California. He hired me, he was kind to me, he seemed to regard me highly. I may have been the only Latter-day Saint he ever knew well. I don’t know all the reasons I found to wait for a better moment to talk with him about the gospel. I just remember my feeling of sorrow when I learned, after he had retired and I lived far away, that he and his wife had been killed in a late night drive to their home in Carmel, California….

Now, I don’t know how the crowds will be handled in the world to come. But I suppose that I will meet him, that he will look into my eyes, and that I will see in them the question: “Hal, you knew. Why didn’t you tell me?” (Henry B. Eyring, “A Voice of Warning,” Ensign, Nov 1998).

ADDITIONAL MEDIA


Let Your Light So Shine

FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES


I’ll Go Where You
Want Me to Go

QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES

  • What activities, in addition to baptisms, can you invite a friend to attend with you?
  • What are some things you could to help others?
  • Do you know the missionaries’ names so you can introduce your friends to them?

 

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