Why does your church send out young men and women to be missionaries?
We believe we have the most important message in the world, and we want to share the happiness it’s brought us with everyone. But this message isn’t the kind that can simply be broadcast in the media or posted online. It is best delivered person-to-person, heart-to-heart, spirit-to-spirit. That’s why we send missionaries. The Lord calls them to preach His gospel to the world—the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and of the Restoration of His Church. Young men and women are at just the right age to be doing this. They may be a bit unpolished sometimes, but they learn to rely on the Lord.
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This article originally appeared in the March 2015 New Era.