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STIMULATOR message for the week of February 29, 1972


Message from President Eugene C. Ludwig, dated February 29, 1972

“DON’T WORRY ABOUT FAILURE UNLESS IT COMES THROUGH YOUR OWN FAULT.”

Dear Fellow Missionaries,

Congratulations to those who baptized last week.  Isn’t it wonderful to be builders of the Kingdom of God?

Sunday is the Lord’s Day.  By divine commandment it belongs to Him.  It is a holy day.  What a thrill it can be for us as missionaries to properly honor God and our fellowmen on this day, by proselyting and teaching the Gospel.

Sunday can be a profitable day for missionary work, because —
1. It is an ideal day to find families at home.
2. It is an ideal day to contact referrals and find them at home.  Referrals should be the greatest source of baptisms in the mission.  When you receive them, check them out immediately.  By waiting you could easily lose some golden opportunities to teach the glorious message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
3. It is a day to partake of the sacrament and renew our covenants with our Heavenly Father, and be spiritually fed.
4. It is a day set apart as a time for us to put our minds in contact with the most uplifting ideas.
5. It is the best day for tracting.

So, fellow missionaries, there are many precious hours on this sanctified day to seek out and teach the honest in heart.  What a rewarding day it is when it is used as the Lord intended.  Zone and District leaders should lead out by setting the example with productive Sabbath proselyting.

Remember the story of Ammon speaking with the Lord relative to His will?  Faithful King Lamoni, upon learning of Ammon’s experience, simply said, “Let’s get the horses ready and get going; the Lord has spoken, no need to sit around talking when there is work to be done.”

There are two kinds of missionaries:  1) Those who are always getting ready to do something  2) Those who go ahead and do it.   Which are you?  Use your Sundays advantageously!

May we strengthen each other by being strong, remembering that Sunday is the best proselyting day of the week.

Gratefully your companion,
President Eugene C. Ludwig

“The greatest ability in the world is DEPEND-ABILITY.”


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