Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Missionary Work

  • "Member missionary work does not require the development of strategies or gimmicks. It does require faith—real faith and trust in the Lord. It also requires genuine love. The first great commandment is to 'love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. … The second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself' (Matt. 22:37, 39)."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "The Essential Role of Member Missionary Work"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "Do you know how important you are? Every one of you—right now—is valuable and essential in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. We have a work to do. We know the truth of the restored gospel. Are we ready to defend that truth? We need to live it; we need to share it. We must stand firm in our faith and lift our voices to proclaim true doctrine."

    —Neill F. Marriott, "Sharing Your Light"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "The Lord has answered that prayer in our day with the greatest number of full-time missionaries in the history of the world. With this new wave of faithful laborers, the Lord has given us another opportunity to assist Him in that great harvest of souls."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Following Up"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "I invite all members, regardless of your current calling or level of activity in the Church, to obtain a copy of Preach My Gospel. It is a guidebook for missionary work—which means it is a guidebook for all of us. Read it, study it, and then apply what you learn to help you understand how to bring souls to Christ through invitation and follow-up"

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Following Up"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "We reaffirm that missionary work is a priesthood duty, and we encourage all worthy and able young men to serve. We are very grateful for the young women who also serve. They make a significant contribution, although they are not under the same mandate to serve as are the young men."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Welcome to Conference"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "Latter-day Saints take seriously this responsibility to teach all people in all nations about the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. We believe the same Church founded by the Savior anciently has been reestablished on the earth by Him in the latter days. The doctrine, principles, priesthood authority, ordinances, and covenants of His gospel are found today in His Church."

    —David A. Bednar, "Come and See"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "Devoted disciples of Jesus Christ always have been and always will be valiant missionaries. A missionary is a follower of Christ who testifies of Him as the Redeemer and proclaims the truths of His gospel."

    —David A. Bednar, "Come and See"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "It is impossible for us to fail when we do our best when we are on the Lord’s errand."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "Put Your Trust in the Lord"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "Once we have a testimony, it is incumbent upon us to share that testimony with others."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Dare to Stand Alone"
    Topics: Missionary Work

  • "Have faith. The Lord can magnify the words you speak and make them mighty. God doesn’t ask you to convert but rather to open your mouths."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "A Word for the Hesitant Missionary"
    Topics: Missionary Work