Then, be more specific in your missionary efforts. Let me suggest some ideas. You might find two or three that work for you:
- If you have children at home, help prepare them for missionary service.
- Prepare yourself for missionary service.
- Invite family and friends to listen to the missionaries or to attend our Church meetings and activities.
- Accompany the missionaries to investigators’ homes, or invite the missionaries to teach nonmembers in your home.
- Invite people to a family home evening in your home.
- Invite people to a family history center, or help them do family history research.
- Give referrals to the missionaries. Members can be the greatest and best source of referrals.
- Share your beliefs and testimony with nonmember friends and family.
- Seek for opportunities to reach out to others.
- Extend friendship to investigators and new converts.
- Give your best efforts to finding those who are seeking the truth.
- If you have family members or friends on missions, send them letters of love and encouragement, and pray for them. "
I have often thought of missionary work as a litmus test of my faith. Do I truly believe that this is the Lord's work. Believing that is also believing that He will help me. This is His work.
Jacob chapter 5 is an allegory. In it, the Lord is the "master of the vineyard." verse 61 is referring to this day and age. In it the master of the vineyard says this:
61 Wherefore, go to, and call servants, that we may labor diligently with our might in the vineyard, that we may prepare the way, that I may bring forth again the natural fruit, which natural fruit is good and the most precious above all other fruit.
I like the word "we". It reminds me that when I am engaged in this work, my companion is the Lord himself.