Friday Minute: Overcoming excuses about missionary work

When it comes to doing member missionary work, excuses can abound. Here are 10 common excuses and tips to overcome them.

1. I’m no scriptorian: No problem. Suppose your friend asks, "Where in the Bible does it say anything about Joseph Smith?" Even a scholar can’t point to line and verse, but you might bear witness that God loves us enough to call prophets today as he did anciently. Invite your friend to watch general conference. Ask, "Would you like to know what God is saying to the prophets in our day?"

2. I can’t risk a friendship: Some think that talking about religion may ruin a friendship. True friends respect the things we believe. They don’t always agree with us, but genuine friendship doesn’t crumble in the face of living and sharing what we believe.

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