A Simple Proposal to Completely Revolutionize the LDS Missionary Effort
In the April 2009 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder L. Tom Perry, who is one of the Twelve Apostles of the church, spoke about the responsibility of every member of the church to facilitate the missionary effort to teach the Restored Gospel. He urged us to step up “to do a job that is rightfully ours and for which we are better suited” than the missionaries. He urged us to open our mouths
to our friends and family.
Elder Perry’s words reminded me of an idea I had at the end of my own mission that dovetails perfectly with this new effort. Since his presentation I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. The more I think about it, the more I think that it needs to happen. Here it is:
Sacrament Meeting Invitations
Yes, I think that Sacrament Meeting Invitations could revolutionize the member missionary effort. Here’s how: It requires a simple, but fundamental shift in how we treat Sacrament Meeting speaking assignments.
Read the whole thing and let me know what you think.