Remember This …

“Remember This,” Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service (2004)


  • Your purpose is to bring souls to Christ.

  • Prepare people to meet the qualifications for baptism in Doctrine and Covenants 20:37 and the baptismal interview questions.

  • Pray often for yourself and for others.

  • Rely on the Spirit to show you where to go, what to do, and what to say.

  • Be exactly obedient.

  • Study the language of your mission each day.

  • Plan every day and focus on the key indicators.

  • Work effectively all day, every day.

  • Ask for referrals from everyone!

  • Teach when you find; find when you teach.

  • Read the Book of Mormon with those you teach.

  • Teach people that an important way to know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God is to read and pray about the Book of Mormon.

  • Contact every investigator daily.

  • Bear testimony frequently.

  • Have a member at every lesson possible.

  • Always set specific dates and times for the next lesson.

  • Invite all investigators to baptismal services.

  • After each lesson, provide investigators with something to read and ponder in preparation for the next meeting.

  • Build relationships with members by serving them and working with the leadership of the ward.

  • Help ward leaders with retention and activation activities.

  • Help everyone you teach make commitments that will bring about repentance and will strengthen their faith in the Savior.

  • Love the Lord and serve Him the very best you can.