Relief Society Lesson 12: An Enthusiastic Desire to Share the Gospel

by | May 29, 2012

Lesson Helps

In this lesson, we learn that George Albert Smith was “a natural missionary. From his youth he has had an ardent desire to share the teachings of the gospel with his fellow men, to make known to ‘the sons and daughters of God,’ all of whom he considers to be his brothers and sisters, the truths that were revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith.” We are told “Seldom did he miss an opportunity to explain the ‘eternal truths of the restored gospel’ to either friend or stranger. From his point of view, this was the ultimate kindness, for the message of Christ was the most significant gift he had to give.”

While I admire his zeal, I don’t share it. I don’t want to be seen to be disrespecting my friends’ own religious beliefs (or lack thereof). But what if I told you there was a way you could do missionary work, without losing friends? What if I told you this method was guaranteed to not get any doors slammed in your face? My family has been practicing it now for decades, and in that time have brought thousands of people into the gospel.

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