Be a Missionary

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“Be a Missionary,” Friend, Aug. 1986, inside front cover

Be a Missionary

(Adapted from an April 1975 general conference address. See Ensign, May 1975, pages 8–10.)

Every member of the Church who has a testimony can be an effective missionary in sharing the gospel with nonmember friends, neighbors, and associates. You might ask how. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Live the principles of the gospel. Keep the commandments.

  2. Be honest and upright in all your dealings.

  3. Show love and appreciation by your attitude and by your works.

  4. Be friendly and both willing and anxious to share the great blessings of the gospel.

  5. Bear your testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel.

  6. Beautify your home and other properties, as our prophets have told us.

  7. See that your dress and grooming conform to Church standards.

  8. Follow the admonition of the Savior recorded in Matthew 5:16 [Matt. 5:16], which embraces all of these things: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Illustrated by Julie F. Young