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How to Create Missionary Opportunities
Our stake conference today focused on missionary work, a responsibility of every member of the Church. Some of us are very enthusiastic and fearless about sharing the gospel. Others are very intimidated and clueless as to how to start. If you fit in the latter category, here are some ways you can create missionary opportunities and bring up the Church or the gospel easily by arousing people's interests non-aggressively:
  • Wear jewelry and clothing with LDS sayings on them, such as CTR or I love to see the temple. You can also put decals with LDS sayings and symbols on a backpack, tote bag, car, laptop, phone, etc.
  • When someone asks you about your weekend, talk about any church activities you attended, like baptisms, ward activities, temple weddings, and, of course, church on Sunday.
  • Display beautiful photos of Jesus and temples in your home and work area.
  • Read the Ensign, scriptures, or LDS books at the doctor's office, bus stop, and other waiting areas.
  • Invite friends to fun church activities, such as sports games, dances, a recreational family home evening, community service, or ward holiday activities. Also invite them to spiritual activities in which your family is involved, like your child's baby blessing or baptism, speaking in sacrament meeting or Primary, or participating in a special musical number.
  • Invite friends to very special Church events, like any pageants, concerts, or temple open houses in your area.
Pray to know how to answer questions people may have, for courage to answer them, and for them to feel the Spirit and let seeds be planted, if not more.

Discussion: What are other ways we can create missionary opportunities?


DAD said…
i always talk about God and Gospel things will my seniors- many of them appreciate my Christianity and some say that They prayed for help and then I called them-DAD
Anonymous said…
Be friendly. You have to make a friend before y0u make a convert. Conversion follows friendship. The opportunity to teach follows friendship. President Gordon B. Hinckley (Belgium Brussels Missionary Meeting, June 12, 1996)

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