Teach Toward Conversion

When people study the gospel with full-time missionaries, we ask them to do a lot of new things. We invite them to pray, to read the Book of Mormon, to come to church and so on.If your experiences are anything like ours, many of those you work with don’t do the things they said they would do. It is our experience that people’s failure to follow through does not always indicate a lack of intere ...

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Teach How To Pray

Be courageous and ask people directly, “How are you praying, and what are you saying in your prayers?”Cheerfully walk them through a prayer. Invite them to pray out loud, to express gratitude to God and to discuss with Him decisions they are considering. Encourage them to follow Amulek’s counsel and pray about everything that is important to them (see Alma 34:17-27).Consider praying out loud ...

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Teach How To Study Scripture

In Preach My Gospel, missionaries are taught to start scripture study with questions so they can “liken all scriptures unto ” (1 Nephi 19:23-24). If it is good for missionaries to study this way, it is good for people learning the gospel to study this way.Start by asking your friends to come to lessons with a list of questions about religion to which they’ve not been able to find satisfactor ...

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Teach How To Keep The Sabbath Holy

When we invite people to come to church with us, consider church attendance is one part of what we are really asking them to do.God’s commandment is to keep the Sabbath day holy.If we only invite people to church, they may not know how to keep the rest of the day holy. Before and after church services, they may engage in activities that are unholy, stunting their progress toward conversion.Long ...

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