Enrique_Simonet_-_Cabeza_de_Jesús

Enrique Simonet, Head of Jesus, Preliminary study for Flevit super illam, [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

ASK FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE

May I suggest a simple way in which each one of us can exercise our faith and start our personal missionary service. Write down a date in the near future on which you will have someone ready to be taught the gospel. Do not worry that you do not have someone already in mind. Let the Lord help you as you pray diligently for guidance. Fast and pray, seeking guidance and direction from our Heavenly Father.

Many, if not all, of you will have special spiritual experiences as the Lord inspires you. I know from my own personal and family missionary experience that the Lord will enlighten your mind. He will sharpen your vision of this work by bringing names of nonmembers to your mind that you have never before regarded as potential members of the Church. As you continue, you will be blessed to know what you should say and how you should approach each person.

Brothers and sisters, you will notice that I did not suggest that you write down a name, but rather that you write down a specific date. The key to our success will be to ask for divine guidance that we might be directed to those who will accept the gospel.

Because living the gospel is essential to the remission of sins, and because giving missionary service is essential to living the gospel, I believe each one of us must set a definite date at least once each year to have an individual or a family ready to be taught the gospel. We should expect to have wonderful success…. No joy equals that of bringing the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ into the life of one of Heavenly Father’s children. Missionary experiences can bring to every member of the Church the calm reassurance that his sins are in very deed being forgiven….

Please do not wait for anyone but the Lord to help you. He will help you….

May God bless all of us that we will have the courage to commit ourselves to a specific date for having someone ready to hear the gospel message…. May we all look upon this not as a duty but rather as a great privilege (M. Russell Ballard, “Write Down a Date,” Ensign, Nov. 1984).

ADDITIONAL MEDIA


Sharing the Gospel

FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES


He Lives

QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER MISSIONARIES

  • How does it make you feel when you hear actual apostles testify of Christ?
  • Do you know that the testimony of a child is just as powerful touching the hearts of others?
  • Have you felt your testimony grow as you have shared it?

 

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