The Internet aids missionary effort

I've lived in Utah now for slightly more than half my life. And not merely in Utah but in a very Mormon neighborhood in a very Mormon county, teaching at Brigham Young University. So, whenever I've heard the exhortation "Every member a missionary," I've wondered what to do. Non-Mormons are a rather exotic breed around here.

However, a December 2007 commencement address given at BYU-Hawaii by Elder M. Russell Ballard largely answered my question.

"There are conversations going on about the church constantly," he said. "Those conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the church teaches.

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