Gordon B. Hinckley, “Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice: Thankful for Missionary Work,” Liahona, June 2006
Those first few weeks I was discouraged. I wrote a letter home to my good father and said that I felt I was wasting my time and his money. He wrote a very short letter to me which said: “Dear Gordon, I have your recent letter. I have only one suggestion: forget yourself and go to work.”
As the Church has grown in Asia, I have come to love and appreciate a group of people who seek no reward, no honor, and no other worldly emoluments. They seek only to glorify our Father in Heaven. They are our senior missionaries: wonderful, seasoned brothers and sisters who are quietly and diligently helping “to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness” (D&C 1:30).
“Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work” (D&C 4:3).
In personal study. In the home. In Sunday lessons. And, of course, in missionary work. These are the ways members of the Hingham Massachusetts Stake are using Preach My Gospel.
Now that missionary work centers in wards and branches, what can members do to be better missionaries? Here are some ideas from Latter-day Saints in British Columbia, Canada.