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Missionary Priorities


  • Your purpose is to bring souls unto Christ.
  • Prepare people to meet the qualifications for baptism in Doctrine and Covenants 20:37 and the baptismal interview questions.
  • Pray often for yourself and for others.
  • Rely on the Spirit to show you where to go, what to do, and what to say.
  • Be exactly obedient.
  • Study the language of your mission each day.
  • Plan every day and focus on the key indicators.
  • Work effectively all day, every day.
  • Ask for referrals from EVERYONE!
  • Teach when you find; find while you teach.
  • Read the Book of Mormon with those you teach.
  • Teach people that an important way to know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God is to read and pray about the Book of Mormon.
  • Contact every investigator daily.
  • Bear testimony frequently.
  • Have a member at every lesson possible.
  • Always set specific dates and times for the next lesson.
  • Invite all investigators to baptismal services.
  • After each lesson, provide investigators with something to read and ponder in preparation for the next meeting.
  • Build relationships with members by serving them and working with the leadership of the ward.
  • Help ward leaders with retention and activation activities.
  • Help everyone you teach make commitments that will bring about repentance and will strengthen their faith in the Savior.
  • Love the Lord and serve Him the very best you can.

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