Sharing the Gospel

Reading: “Go Ye Therefore,” Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, October 2008 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session

In her talk, Silvia Allred encourages all member to increase their efforts in missionary work.  She tells the story of her own conversion, and how her own baptism at 14 years of age lead to the conversion and baptism of the rest of her family.  She later served her own mission.

One thing I appreciated in Sister Allred’s talk was the emphasis she placed on simple ways each of us can contribute to missionary work.  She shared the following list of ideas, many of which would be easy for most of us to do:

  • If you have children at home, help prepare them for missionary service.
  • Prepare yourself for missionary service.
  • Invite family and friends to listen to the missionaries or to attend our Church meetings and activities.
  • Accompany the missionaries to investigators’ homes, or invite the missionaries to teach nonmembers in your home.
  • Invite people to a family home evening in your home.
  • Invite people to a family history center, or help them do family history research.
  • Give referrals to the missionaries. Members can be the greatest and best source of referrals.
  • Share your beliefs and testimony with nonmember friends and family.
  • Seek for opportunities to reach out to others.
  • Extend friendship to investigators and new converts.
  • Give your best efforts to finding those who are seeking the truth.
  • If you have family members or friends on missions, send them letters of love and encouragement, and pray for them.

We do not have to serve a mission in order to be a missionary.  We can reach out to those around us.  The Lord needs all of us to spread the gospel.

One way that I am trying to reach out to others and share the gospel is by writing in this blog.  Although I’m not sure if there are many people who actually read it, I do see how certain topics are often clicked on in internet searches.  Today I am going to try and improve the look of my blog, in order to make it easier to read so that people will be more likely to read it rather than move on to something else.

How do you share the gospel with those around you?


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