Have you heard of LDS Gems?

I have read LDS Gems since somewhere right around 1999/2000 when I first developed an “online presence”.  It has morphed over the years before finally falling into the Church’s hands to administer.  It is full of great quotes an insights.  Here is one from today that resonated with me!

Lifelong Missionaries

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"We properly pray for the safety and success of the full-time missionaries throughout the world. And a common element in many of our prayers is a request that the missionaries will be led to individuals and families who are prepared to receive the message of the Restoration. But ultimately it is my responsibility and your responsibility to find people for the missionaries to teach. Missionaries are full-time teachers; you and I are full-time finders. And you and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-time missionaries to do our work!

"If you and I would truly pray and ask in faith, as did Joseph Smith—if we would pray with the expectation to act and not just to express—then the work of proclaiming the gospel would move forward in a remarkable way."

David A. Bednar, "Ask in Faith," Ensign, May 2008, 95

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