07 - Sharing the Restored Gospel - Tips, Tricks, and the Importance of Prayer in Missionary Work

We had a great time sitting down to discuss Elder Oaks’ talk, “Sharing the Restored Gospel.” We discuss the “why” behind the recommendation to make prayer and keeping the commandments central to your missionary efforts. We also break down the seven tips Elder Oaks gives to hasten the work and share some of our personal experiences and hang-ups with them in the past.

 

References:

  • Today’s talk:

    • https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/sharing-the-restored-gospel?lang=eng

  • Quote on keeping your line in the water

    • Preach My Gospel Chapter 8 - "None of us should be like the fisherman who thinks he has been fishing all day when in reality he has spent most of his time getting to and from the water, eating lunch, and fussing with his equipment. Fishing success is related to how long you have your line in the water, not to how long you are away from the apartment. Some fishermen are away from home for twelve hours and have their line in the water for ten hours. Other fishermen are away from home for twelve hours and have their line in the water for only two hours. This last type may wonder why they do not have the same success as others.“The same principle applies to missionaries, whom the Master called ‘fishers of men.’ A missionary’s line should drop into the fishing water the moment he or she leaves the apartment.”

  • “Two Lines of Communication” by Elder Oaks

  • “Overcome… Even As I Also Overcame” by Elder Neal A. Maxwell

  • “Man-making” by Edwin Markham - http://www.bartleby.com/73/1149.html

  • Theme Music: “Homeward Bound by Jonny Easton”