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“STIMULATOR” message for the week of August 3, 1971

Message from President Eugene C. Ludwig, dated August 3, 1971.


Dear Missionaries,

LET’S CONCENTRATE ON FAMILIES IN AUGUST!!!  Baptizing families is a glorious part of ‘Our Father’s Business’.  His business is work, and His work and His glory are that each member of all families will have eternal life through the gateway of baptism and through faith and works.  The Savior said, “…if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the Kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me.”  (Doctrine and Covenants 18:16)

Baptize a family and you multiply their joy and yours.  Give a potential Priesthood holder to the ward or branch — strengthen the Church.  Provide the finest fellowshipping team — build a membership of love and harmony.  The time, effort, and energy needed to teach on investigator six inspired discussions and bring him into the waters of baptism is identical to that required to unite a family of four, five, or six in the Gospel  Be constantly aware of the effectiveness of families in the Church.

Families that are united  together in faith pray together and stay together.  A happy, successful family is one of the most cherished possessions of mankind.  Prophets have proclaimed the need for family unity and affection — family living the gospel way!  Baptize families!  Our prayers are for your success and happiness.

Faithfull yours,
President and Sister Ludwig

“A family is a unit composed not only of children, but of men, women, and an occasional animal, and the common cold.”   (Ogden Nash)

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