President Thomas S. Monson shares the best way to help a member family share the gospel by helping missionaries find people to teach. Watch first minute and a half. Transcript below.
“The best way for a mission to achieve its optimum productivity is to involve the members in the process of contacting, teaching, and fellowshipping.”
“For missionaries to ask a member family, ‘do you have any referrals for us?’ will yield minimum results. However, if the missionaries in the comfortable setting of the member families home discuss the plan of salvation, this provides answers to the universal questions of the human heart: Where did I come from, why am I hear on earth, where do I go when I die?”
“Then the stage is set for the penetrating questions:”
- “First, whom do you know who has recently lost a loved one?”
- “Second, whom do you know who has welcomed a newly born child to the family?
- “Third, whom do you know who has recently moved into the neighborhood?”
- “Fourth, whom do you know who has experienced difficulty coping with their teenage children?”
“Then the Lord has provided the answers to the questions of those who have had these experiences. They are far more apt to respond favorably to the member family’s invitation to learn.”