If you will respond to the invitation to share your beliefs and feelings about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, a spirit of love and a spirit of courage will be your constant companion.
Through your devoted service and willing sacrifice, your mission will become holy ground to you.
Let us develop the habit … of making it clear that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the name by which the Lord Himself has directed that we be known.
I am thankful that missionaries are called by the Lord, that they respond to that call, and that they are serving throughout the world.
Your mission will be a sacred opportunity to bring others to Christ and help prepare for the Second Coming of the Savior.
May we show our love and appreciation for the Savior’s atoning sacrifice through our simple, compassionate acts of service.
Missionary service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.
When I was called to serve a mission back before the dawn of time, there was no equalization of missionary costs. Each had to bear the full expense of the mission to which he or she was sent. Some missions were very expensive, and as it turned out, mine was one of those.
Spiritual strength frequently comes through selfless service.
The Lord needs every able young man to prepare and recommit, starting tonight, to be worthy of a call from the prophet of God to serve a mission.
Some years ago we eliminated stake missions and shifted the focus of our efforts to the ward mission organization. With a ward mission plan developed by every ward council in the Church, progress is being made at an ever-increasing rate. Much of the success is being achieved by the full-time missionaries working closely with ward councils, ward mission leaders, and the members of the Church.
There is no greater call than teaching “all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
God’s children on the earth today have the opportunity to understand His plan of happiness for them more fully than at any other time.
Missionaries will continue to do the best they can, but wouldn’t it be better if you and I stepped up to do a job that is rightfully ours?
We can all participate in missionary work. This is the Lord’s work, and He will help us do it.
This is God’s work, and God’s work will not be frustrated. But there is still much to be done.
What a tremendous impact we can make in the lives of so many … when we accept the Savior’s invitation to feed His sheep.
I pray that we will continue to use the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ to share the gospel message with family and friends.
Erich W. Kopischke, “Preach My Gospel—the Unifying Tool between Members and Missionaries,” Oct. 2007 General Conference
Missionaries and members must … become one in our efforts to proclaim the gospel.
As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to care for and serve our brothers and sisters.
Be certain that you easily clear the minimum standards for service as a missionary and that you are continually raising the bar.
When we choose to follow Christ in faith rather than choosing another path out of fear, we are blessed with a consequence that is consistent with our choice.
Hymns play an essential role in spirituality, revelation, and conversion.
We are not left alone to wander through mortality without knowing of the master plan which the Lord has designed for His children.
Come and be part of the greatest generation of missionaries the world has ever known.
Creating a gospel-sharing home is the easiest and most effective way that we can share the gospel.
Exciting fields of labor the world over allow the inspiration of the Lord to call young men and women and devoted couples to challenging assignments.
C. Scott Grow, “The Book of Mormon, the Instrument to Gather Scattered Israel,” Oct. 2005 General Conference
Jesus Christ gave us the Book of Mormon as the instrument to gather scattered Israel.
Our Savior Jesus Christ teaches us the importance of seeking after the one who is lost.
You and I, today and always, are to bear witness of Jesus Christ and declare the message of the Restoration. … Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage.
May we incorporate into our own lives the divine principles which [Joseph Smith] so beautifully taught—by example—that we, ourselves, might live more completely the gospel of Jesus Christ.
May the Lord bless each of you in your personal quest to know His will for you and to submit your will to His.
I encourage you to find out how this extraordinary resource can help in your missionary efforts.
Robert D. Hales, “Couple Missionaries: Blessings from Sacrifice and Service,” Apr. 2005 General Conference
Your Heavenly Father needs you. His work, under the direction of our Savior Jesus Christ, needs what you are uniquely prepared to give.
We need more hardworking, testimony-enriched missionaries in order to reach more of our Heavenly Father’s children.
Honest seekers of truth are finding answers to their questions—they are finding the Lord through His restored Church.
The Lord sent an angel to Joseph Smith to tell him that he had a work to do. That work continues today in us.
Testimony—real testimony, born of the Spirit and confirmed by the Holy Ghost—changes lives.
I express gratitude for our senior missionaries. They are young in spirit, wise, and willing to work.
For the fruit of the gospel to blossom and bless our lives, we must be firmly attached to Him, the Savior of us all.
Every worthy, able young man should prepare to serve a mission. Such service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.
We must prepare ourselves to assist the missionaries in finding those of our Heavenly Father’s children who will embrace the message of the Restoration.
The purpose of our missionary work is to help the children of God fulfill a condition prescribed by our Savior and Redeemer.
Robert D. Hales, “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Liahona, May 2010
It is our imperative duty to help youth understand and believe the gospel in a deeply personal way.