LDS missionary approaches may change, but still based on personal testimony

Although some of the materials and training for Mormon missionary work has changed over the past few decades, the main purpose remains the same, presenters said during the annual Church History Symposium at BYU on Saturday morning. Classes were held in the Brigham Young University Conference Center.

"We are going to change missionary methods over and over again, but there is one thing that will never change," said Dennis Wright, a BYU professor of church history. "And that's the power of a personal testimony."

This year's symposium, with the theme "Go Ye into All the World," focused on the growth and development of missionary work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 30 presenters shared insight on a variety of gospel themes — all related to the topic of missionary work.

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