10 member-missionary tips

In a recent survey by pollster Gary Lawrence of how Americans view "Mormonism," a whopping 77 percent said they were not sure Mormons are Christians.

Understanding how the public views us can improve our responses to gospel questions.

1. Be a friend. I joined the church at 18 because a wonderful member-missionary understood that friendship is an extension of Christ’s way of life. My friend’s goal was not to convert me but to love me. Those whom the Lord prepares to hear the gospel will feel that love. Friendship flowing from genuine love is a powerful missionary tool.

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