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Anyone who does any kind of missionary work will have occasion to ask, Why is this so hard? Why doesnít it go better? Why canít our success be more rapid? Why arenít there more people joining the Church? It is the truth. We believe in angels. We trust in miracles. Why donít people just flock to the font? Why isnít the only risk in missionary work that of pneumonia from being soaking wet all day and all night in the baptismal font?

You will have occasion to ask those questions. I have thought about this a great deal. I offer this as my personal feeling. I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy. We are The Church of Jesus Christ, this is the truth, and He is our Great Eternal Head. How could we believe it would be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him? It seems to me that missionaries and mission leaders have to spend at least a few moments in Gethsemane. Missionaries and mission leaders have to take at least a step or two toward the summit of Calvary.

Now, please donít misunderstand. Iím not talking about anything anywhere near what Christ experienced. That would be presumptuous and sacrilegious. But I believe that missionaries and investigators, to come to the truth, to come to salvation, to know something of this price that has been paid, will have to pay a token of that same price.

For that reason I donít believe missionary work has ever been easy, nor that conversion is, nor that retention is, nor that continued faithfulness is. I believe it is supposed to require some effort, something from the depths of our soul.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: ďMissionary Work and the Atonement,Ē Ensign, Mar 2001, 8. http...Saved by mlsscaress in success soul price conversion effort retention missionarywork continue faithful 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The role of missionaries has expanded in recent years to include convert retention and activation. . . . The salvation of souls is not compartmentalized. One soul is as precious as another. We are as interested in less-active members as we are a non-member.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: LDS Church News, July 3, 1993Saved by cboyack in missionary retention activation convert 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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