How can I be a good missionary?

Dallin H. Oaks

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Sharing the Gospel,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 7–8.


Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

How can I be a good missionary?

We must have a firm testimony of the truth and importance of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

We must have a love for God and for all of His children.

The most effective missionaries, member and full-time, always act out of love.

We must pray for the Lord’s help and directions so we can be instruments in His hands.

We must be alert to hear and heed the promptings of His Spirit.

Illustrations by Adam Koford