Open dialogue with nonmembers is a step in the right direction

I had the pleasure of being a part of wonderful missionary opportunity. Three of the stakes in my area hosted a fireside with Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices. It was a wonderful night of music and testimony.

I heard about Knight and SUV performing at stakes throughout the country prior to our event. I was very excited when it was announced that they would be in our area. Admission to the fireside was for each member to bring a friend or less active member. If I selfishly took advantage of the event, I could easily asked anyone. But I took this time to pray over who to invite to the event.

I didn't want to take just anyone. I wanted to take someone whom the Lord had prepared to be open to the message of the restored gospel. I prayed and I waited. No one popped into my head.

Then I started hearing other members talk about how many people they were taking. One member from my ward had more than 150 people! I began to feel bad that I couldn't come up with one person.

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