Have you ever wondered how a manual in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gets put together? Especially one that has impacted missionary work for the last decade? The history of how Preach My Gospel was assembled is as fascinating as missionary work is inspiring. Here are the highlights:
President Gordon B. Hinckley was concerned about some of the trends occurring in missionary work in the late 1990’s.
Those worries can be grouped into 4 categories:
1) Convert Retention
2) Returned Missionary Retention
3) Number of Baptisms
4) Quality of Missionary Teaching
Members of the missionary department went to work to see what could be done to address these concerns.