Missionary

“While it is true that we should not cast pearls before swine…this does not mean that we should not share them with people who will appreciate their value.” -Elder L. Tom Perry

Appreciating Other Faiths & Some Thoughts on Joining the Church

Carrying the Gospel to the “Heathen” Nations

Give an Answer to EVERY Man

Family Mission Plan Sample

How To Make a Website To Share Your Views

Missions: Commanded to Go: Full-Time Service is Not Just Wise Council

Angels to Buoy up the Servants of the Lord

Ministering: Friendly Missionary Work – A Joy, A Cross, A Time Travel Analogy, & Going Beyond Servitude

Handsome Presentation: A Necessary Evil for the Sake of The Student

The Need to Defend Truth by Elder Christofferson – Lecture Notes

Technology to Tell the World of A Savior by Elder Stevenson – Lecture Notes

Slogans & Quotes to Create Magnets, Shirts, Hats, Stickers: Spiritual, Political, Family, Entertainment, Beauty

 

Assorted Missionary Resources & Introductory Quotes

-Angels, Chariots, and the Lord of Hosts by Donald Parry – BYU Speeches https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/donald-w-parry_angels-chariots-and-the-lord-of-hosts/

Tom Cruise on Home Teaching

Tom Cruise on Ministering

Home Teaching Darth Vader

 

-“If we are to build that Zion of which the prophets have spoken and of which the Lord has given mighty promise, we must set aside our consuming selfishness. We must rise above our love for comfort and ease, and in the very process of effort and struggle, even in our extremity, we shall become better acquainted with our God.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley, Conf. Report Oct. 1991 Our Mission of Saving)

 

– “Acquire the language of the Spirit. . . . The language of the Spirit comes to him who seeks with all his heart to know God and keep His divine commandments. Proficiency in this “language” permits one to breach barriers, overcome obstacles, and touch the human heart.” -Thomas S. Monson, “To the Rescue,” Ensign,May 2001, 50

-“O Cromwell, Cromwell! Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age have left me naked to mine enemies. “ – Shakespeare, King Henry the VIII

 

-“When I think of you and what you are going to do in God’s kingdom, I think of that marvelous experience in 3 Nephi 17, when the Savior gathered the children around Him. I want you to picture that scene in your minds because you are in that scene. The parents bring their precious children to the Savior. He gathers them around Him; He is at the center. He prays for them and their parents in a miraculous way, and He blesses the children one by one. Then angels descend from Heaven “as it were in the midst of fire”16and minister to the children, and that holy fire encircles the children. In a powerful sense, this is what we do in seminary and in institute. Indeed, this is the Church Educational System. Parents bring their children to us. The Savior is at the center, the heart of everything that happens to the children. He prays for them and for us; He is our Advocate with the Father. We are the angels—you are the angels—who come to minister to those children in holy fire. That, my dear brothers and sisters, is who we need to be.” (“Encircled About With Fire by Elder Kim B Clark of The Seventy; Seminaries and Institutes of Religion Satellite Broadcast • August 4, 2015; https://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/satellite-training-broadcast/2015/08/encircled-about-with-fire?lang=eng#note13)

-Elder David A Bednar’s address “To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood” where he encourages us to use social media to flood the earth with the gospel, rather than just a trickle.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/prophets-and-apostles/unto-all-the-world/to-sweep-the-earth-as-with-a-flood?lang=eng

 

Missionary / Apologetic / Debate Forums

 

-LDS Apologetics (481 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSapologetics/

-Mormon Apologetics Discussion (13 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/983399621836983/

-LDS (Mormon) Apologetics (481 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSapologetics/

-Mormon Apologetics (10 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/484121995115720/

-DefendingJosephSmith.org (812 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/225800241220709/

-LDS Missionary-Challenges & Defense (625 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2136517159913579/

-LDS Missionary Moms & Dads (309 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1451225368460234/

-LDS (Mormon) Senior Missionaries (120 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/797867026922902/

 

-LDS Missionary Work (462 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/613384118707349/?ref=br_rs

-LDS Member Missionary Work (This group is specially for investigators, new converts, and for inactive members to build up a testimony about the basic principles of the Church.) (463 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSMemberMissionaryWork/

-LDS Returned Missionaries (1,047 members)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldsreturnedmissionaries/

-LDS Member Missionaries (408 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/407483242941837/

-Hastening the Work: LDS Missionary connective group (453 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398545753731994/

 

-LDS and Non-LDS Christian Discussion Group (3,345 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/158513454858813/

-DFW Theology & Apologetics Discussion Group (Theology and Apologetics debate group…Christians, Jews, Atheists, Mormons are welcome to debate intelligently.) (125 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/248194195196619/

-LDS, EX and Apologetics (24 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSApologeticsandEx/

-LDS and Non-LDS Christian Discussion Group 2.O (2,829 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/185841992214180/

-B.C. & L.D.S. (Biblical Christians and Latter-Day Saints) (877 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/Christians.And.Mormons/

 

 

Various Latter-day Saint Forums

 

-Latter-day Saints – Line Upon Line (7000+ members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/201865123238391/

-Doctrines and Questions of the restored Church of Jesus Christ (26,994 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/919568231465558/

-They Knew the Prophet Joseph Smith; this is only for firsthand accounts of Joseph Smith

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506911166238240/

-LDS Gospel Teachings (5,630 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MormonGospelPrinciples/

-Cherishing Our Doctrine – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (POST CAN’T BE JUST A VIDEO, MUST INCLUDE A TYPED THOUGHT FOR DISGUSSION WITH THE VIDEO/LINK) (16,290 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483309701914024/

-LDS Standing United (Group) (38,297 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1876747605987304/

-The Second Comforter (616 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1452610978369706/?ref=br_rs

-LDS Faith Crisis Support (374 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431808850211922/

-LDS Deep Doctrine (52 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/811082555676257/

-Teachings of the Living Prophets (923 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/896199597185276/

-Inspiration for all LDS members around the world (996 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/681708148546651/

-LDS Gospel Teachings (5,632 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MormonGospelPrinciples/

-LDS Doctrine – Questions? Discussion; Answers!

-LDS Response: Answering Gospel Questions (48 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/487253331316649/

-LDS | DREAMS | VISIONS | REVELATIONS | LAST DAYS | SECOND COMING (2,221 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058773704167189/

-LDS deep doctrine and study material (288 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/865985120271563/

-Angels Around About Us (1,163 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058773704167189/

-ZION QUEST ~ Becoming Purified in Heart to See Jesus Christ! (6,601 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445345899106155/

-Gospel Doctrine Scripture Study (513 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/GospelDoctrineStudy/

-LDS Gospel Doctrine Daily (28,560) https://www.facebook.com/groups/ldsgospeldoctrinedaily/

-LDS Philosophical & Theology Discussion Group (22 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSPhilosophicalTheologyDiscussions/

-Difference btw Christian and Latter-Day Saints Beliefs; Which is truth (270 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhatIsTheRightWay/

-Latter-day Saints Apologists’ Corner (148 members)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/246251455935079/

-Discussions on LDS Doctrines (8,877 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LdsDoc/

-LDS Awakening, Pure Love of Christ, the Mysteries, & the Second Comforter (684 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSAwakening/

-LDS Gospel Mystery (986 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSGOSPELMYSTERIES/

-True Latter-day Saint Followers of Jesus Christ (2940+ members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/945900348846721/

-L.D.S DOCTRINES OF THE GOSPEL GROUP (JOHN 7:16-17 D/C 88:77 2John 1:9-10) (732 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/899985470055056/

-LDS Doctrines (4 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1504632883137652/?ref=br_rs

-Jeffrey R. Holland Quotes (29,173 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/411813175577778/?ref=br_rs

-Discover Isaiah with Isaiah Institute (822 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/discoverisaiah/

-LDS spiritual thought (21,535 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/224089564303813/

-Neal A. Maxwell Quotes (13,341 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/5460488357/

-LDS Gospel Doctrine Teachers (114 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/144397996396739/

-LDS CONNECT GROUP GOSPEL LEARNING AND DOCTRINE (22 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/403249506490994/

-Blessed are the Peacemakers: a safe LDS Apologetics group (19 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/722423901120369/

-LDS Doctrine Open Discussion (Believers) (187 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/694511560710733/

-Questions Mormons Have for Those Who Embrace LDS Doctrine (110 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/420930861331629/?ref=br_rs

-LDS Doctrinal forum group. (33 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/833466600088647/

-Uncensored LDS Church Experiences and Doctrines (22 members) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2278314212194665&ref=br_rs

-LDS Gospel Doctrine Class (549 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/118531711516175/

-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Doctrinal Study and Support (2,554 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSMormonWomen/

-LDS Doctrine and Philosophy Colloquium (270 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1367302690012600/

-CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO POST: Teachings of the prophets in this dispensation (212 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1355276207833143/

-Seeking the Second Comforter (221 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/seekingthesecondcomforter/

 

Scriptures on Gathering of Israel compiled by Donald Parry

From an appendix in Brother Parry’s book, “Understanding the Signs of the Times”

-“I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them” (Jeremiah 23:3).
–The power and authority to direct the work of gathering the house of Israel was given to Joseph Smith by the prophet Moses, who appeared in 1836 in the Kirtland Temple (see D&C 110:11)
-spiritual precedes physical
-Deut 30:1-5 gather
–The physical gathering of Israel will not be complete until the Second Coming of the Savior and on into the Millennium (see Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:37).
-Gather to lands of our fathers (Jeremiah 16:14–15).
-The physical gathering of Israel means that the covenant people will be “gathered home to the lands of their inheritance, and shall be established in all their lands of promise” (2 Nephi 9:2).
-The tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh will be gathered in the Americas. The tribe of Judah will return to the city of Jerusalem and the area surrounding it. The ten lost tribes will receive from the tribe of Ephraim their promised blessings (see D&C 133:26–34). (they go to Zion also (Zion is America)
-Zion is America, Jerusalem is Palestine
– James 1:1 (twelve tribes scattered abroad)
– Genesis 17:1–8 (God’s covenant with Abraham)
–Romans 9:4–8; Galatians 3:29 (those who follow Jesus Christ and His word are the children of the covenant)
–Jeremiah 3:14–18 (one from a city, two from a family)
–Ezekiel 20:33–36 (Israel will be gathered from all countries)
– 3 Nephi 20:29–46 (Jews will be gathered to Jerusalem)
–1 Nephi 15:13–18; 3 Nephi 21:26–29 (gathering starts with Restoration of the gospel)
–D&C 38:31–33 (the Lord’s covenant people will be saved)
–Isaiah 11:11–13 (the Lord will recover His people)
–Revelation 18:4–8 (a voice will proclaim the gathering)
–D&C 133:6–15 (Gentiles to Zion, Jews to Jerusalem)
-Ether 13:11 Shows that the old Jerusalem is to be built up unto the Lord after the destructions happen as well (when the new heaven and new earth come, which is the destructions making all things ready; see Ether 13). The lost 10 tribes have been scattered in the 4 quarters of the earth and in the north countries, see Ether 13:11. They return unto this place (this, the land of Israel, this is their inheritance! This is where they were before they were scattered! The place of inheritance for the seed of Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) is in the New Jerusalem on the American continent) after the new heaven and new earth:  see Ether 13:11: “And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old; and the inhabitants thereof, blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb; and they are they who were scattered and gathered in from the four quarters of the earth, and from the north countries” (see Ether 13:11, also verses 8-10)
-“The gospel will be taught far more intensely and with greater power during [the] millennium, until all the inhabitants of the earth shall embrace it.“(“Churches on Earth During the Millennium,” Improvement Era, Mar. 1955, 176; see also Doctrines of Salvation, 3:64.)25 (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith Manual: Ch.26 “Preparing for the Coming of Our Lord”)
-“Instead of being a time of rest, the Millennium is to be a time for all to labor. Idleness will not be found, better methods will be employed, not so much time will be consumed in the daily pursuits and more time will be given to the things of the Kingdom. The saints will be kept busy in the temples which shall be built in all parts of the land. In fact, so busy will they be that the temples will be occupied most of the time.”(The Way to Perfection (1931), 323–24.)” 26 cu (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Fielding Smith Manual: Ch.26 “Preparing for the Coming of Our Lord”