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“Comment,” Liahona, Sept. 2012, 79


By Small and Simple Things

My son Taylor (Elder Mulford) is serving a mission on the island of Bora Bora in Tahiti. He told me that not long ago the stake president came out to Bora Bora and told the missionaries about how he had visited a barber, who was a member, for a haircut. He asked the barber why there were no Liahona magazines among the others he had for patrons to read. The barber promised him that the next time he came, there would be Liahonas there. However, the next time the stake president went to the barber, there were still no Liahonas. Disappointed, he asked the barber why. The barber explained that each time he put a Liahona out, someone would read it, ask him many questions, and then ask if he could keep the magazine. The barber said he had no more magazines to give away, but he added that many of the people who took the magazines were taking the missionary discussions.

Can you imagine what might happen if every doctor, dentist, and barber in the Church would put a few Church magazines in his or her waiting room? The Church is moving forward because of the small and simple things the members do.

Burdell Mulford, Utah, USA

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