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Work Diligently

Thoughts from President Ezra Taft Benson concerning the value of hard work in missionary service:

“If we want to keep the Spirit, we must work.”

“There is no greater exhilaration or satisfaction than to know, after a hard day of work, that we have done our best.”

“I have often said that one of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work!  If a missionary works, he will get the Spirit; if he gets the Spirit, he will teach by the Spirit; if he teaches by the Spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people and he will be happy.  Work, work, work — there is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work.”

“We must not give Satan an opportunity to discourage us.  Here again, work is the answer.  Missionary work brings joy, optimism, and
happiness.  The Lord has given us a key by which we can overcome discouragement — ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’  (Matthew 11:28-30)”

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