At general conference, I shared and urged all to do the three things every member can do to help share the gospel, regardless of the circumstances in which they live and work.
First, we can all pray for desire to help with this vital part of the work of salvation. All efforts begin with desire.
Second, we can keep the commandments ourselves. Faithful, obedient members are the most persuasive witnesses of the truth and value of the restored gospel. Even more important, faithful members will always have His Spirit to be with them to guide them as they seek to participate in the great work of sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
Third, we can pray for inspiration on what we can do in our individual circumstances to share the gospel with others. This is different than praying for the missionaries or praying for what others can do. We should pray for what we can do, personally.
Young people reading this message have a fascination and expertise with social media that gives you unique opportunities to reach out to interest others in the gospel.
Describing the Savior’s appearance to the Nephites, Mormon writes, “He did teach and minister unto the children … and he did loose their tongues … that they could utter” (3 Nephi 26:14).
Today I suppose we would say “loose their [text thumbs] that they could utter.” Go to it, youth!
As an Apostle of the Lord, I urge every member and family in the Church to pray for the Lord to help them find persons prepared to receive the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. #LDSconf