In Doctrine and Covenants 133, the Lord reveals his will concerning the preaching of “the Gospel to the inhabitants of the earth” (headnote). In verse 8 he says, “Send forth the elders of my church unto the nations which are afar off; unto the islands of the sea; send forth unto foreign lands; call upon all nations.”
More than 50,000 missionaries (including couple missionaries) teach the gospel throughout the world. And individual members, each a part of the more than nine million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are asked to follow the counsel of President David O. McKay, who said, “Every member a missionary.”
Art depicting missionary work was only one of many topics featured by Latter-day Saint artists in the Third International Art Competition sponsored by the Museum of Church History and Art. Following are some of the entries focusing on missionary work.