Latter-day Saint Life

Where Did the Phrase 'Every Member a Missionary' Come From?

President McKay said of his first experience with tracting, “Brother Johnston let me take one side of the street and as I approached a house I saw a lady standing in the doorway peering at me so you see, I didn’t even have to knock at the door. I greeted her and added, ‘I am a Mormon missionary and I should be pleased if you would accept this gospel tract.’ She put out her hand and took it with a sneer on her face, tore it to three or four bits and threw it on the ground, and said, ‘Good-bye’; and that was the end of our conversation.”

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