“When you are involved in the work of the Lord, the power behind you is always greater than the obstacles before you,” testifies Elder Dallin H. Oaks in this video about missionary work in Europe.
In September of 2013, Elder Oaks and Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited five countries in Europe: England, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. They learned about the challenges missions had in absorbing the large influx of missionaries and wanted to ensure that the increased number of missionaries will be put to work.
“Everywhere we go in the world we are challenging the ward councils and the local priesthood leaders to use those missionaries to build the kingdom,” said Elder Oaks, “and they are pushing the work forward in the Europe area in a very impressive way.”
“It puts a great responsibility now upon the membership of the Church,” Elder Ballard said. “We all have to rally around this great work now, and we all have to be missionaries. We have to reach out and talk to our friends and our neighbors and assist the missionaries to keep them busy teaching.”
“There is a lot of work to do,” said Elder Oaks. “The Lord has need of everyone.”
Published February 18, 2014