Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Sunday, July 13, 2014

19 Points for a Good Missionary

This is the follow-up from last week when I mentioned Elder Rothschild from Hennifer UT. I think it comes from a book entitled Missionary Companion by Paul. J Allen. These are the 19 points that Elder R mentioned about how to be a good missionary. It looks to me like they could also be 19 points about how to be a good person.

1.  Be a righteous example (3 Nephi 18:24)
2.  Be bold, yet temperate (Alma 38:12)
3.  Cultivate desire and commitment (Alma 29:9-10)
4.  Be patient (Alma 26:27)
5.  Cultivate love and compassion (Luke 22:32)
6.  Cultivate the divine nature (D&C 4:5-6)
7.  Depend on the strength and support of the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6)
8.  Find those seeking the truth (D&C 123:12)
9.  Follow the Spirit (Mark 13:11)
10. Give it your all (D&C 4:1-4)
11. Have the courage to speak out (D&C 28:16)
12. Keep the commandments of the Lord (D&C 11:9)
13. Keep the Lord foremost in mind while serving others. (Matthew 25:40)
14. Labor with the promised joy in mind (Jacob 5:71)
15. Purify yourself (D&C 112:28)
16. Study and pray (Alma 6:6)
17. Teach from the heart
18. Teach from the Book of Mormon (D&C 20:8-12)
19. Teach rather than be taught (D&C 43:15)

"Our missionaries are going forth to different nations, and in Germany, Palestine, New Holland, Australia, the East Indies, and other places, the Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done." Joseph Smith, History of the Church 4:540

No comments:

Post a Comment