The Gospel—A Gift to Share

Adapted from “How Great Shall Be Your Joy,” Ensign, Feb. 2011, 4–5.


Henry B. Eyring

The Gospel—A Gift to Share

All members of the Church accept part of the charge to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Full-time missionaries teach those who are not yet members of the Church. Members of the Church are to find those the Lord has prepared for the missionaries to teach.

And the promise of great joy for the faithful missionary is also ours as faithful members who give our hearts to missionary work:

“And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

“Behold, you have my gospel before you, and my rock, and my salvation” (D&C 18:16–17).

There are many ways you can help find people for the missionaries to teach.

  • Pray to be guided by the Holy Ghost.

  • Be a witness at all times in what you say and do that Jesus is the Christ and that God answers prayers.

I testify that the Holy Ghost will direct you to those who seek truth as you pray and work for that guidance. And I know from experience that your joy will be lasting with those who choose to take the gospel into their hearts.

Charge: A responsibility from Heavenly Father

Gospel: The word gospel means “good news.” It means all the teachings and ordinances that Heavenly Father has given us through Jesus Christ and the prophets.

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Illustrations by Celeste Smith

  1. 1.

    Why does Mrs. Bell always look so sad?

    Her husband passed away a few years ago, and she misses him a lot.

  2. 2.

    I know! Let’s invite her over for family home evening.

    I’ll make brownies

  3. 4.

    Families can be together forever.

  4. 5.

    I don’t know when I’ve had such a lovely time. I’d like to learn more about that song.

Match the Gifts

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Illustration by Dilleen Marsh

The gospel is like a basket filled with gifts from Heavenly Father. You can help share these gifts with other people who don’t have the gospel yet. Match the scripture verses with the pictures of some of the gifts that are part of the gospel. On each picture, write the number of its matching scripture.