RS/MP Lesson 12: “An Enthusiastic Desire to Share the Gospel” (George Albert Smith Manual)

I have been asked by church leaders more than a few times something to the effect of, “What do you do to share the gospel?” My answer is always the same… nothing. Well, I don’t really mean nothing, what I really mean is everything. On the other hand, maybe I mean that I do everything and nothing all at once?

This is a hard question because I have no missionary “plan” for my life. I never write out goals. I never target any of my friends as “projects.” Everything that I do missionarywise is spontaneous and never preplanned. I talk about the gospel in the flow of a conversation, I hand out a Book of Mormon when I feel that it the appropriate time, and I drop the subject if my friends are not interested. To be perfectly honest, I actually find not share the gospel quite hard because it is so relevant in my life. Not sharing the gospel would be akin to me never mentioning my wife, my children, my education, or love of the Portland Trailblazers in a conversation. The gospel is just a part of who I am. Because of this, every day I have the goal of sharing the gospel, but I never have make a goal of expecting people to accept my message as truth. With that said, I have had multiple friends that have eventually embraced the gospel and been baptized. I have a message to proclaim.

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