Invite people to Christ
According to Preach My Gospel, what is the central focus of missionary work?
The gospel of Jesus Christ
According to Preach My Gospel, what defines the message and purpose of missionary work?
It began the growth of all he cherishes
How does Elder Richard G. Scott describe his experiences as a full-time missionary?
The field is white already to harvest
Which statement, given by the Lord in 1829, opened the doors for missionary work?
Your good name will never be forgotten in this world or in the eternities to come
What specific promise does Elder L. Tom Perry give to prospective missionaries?
Two years of missionary service is like a tithe of your life
How does President Gordon B. Hinckley relate tithing to missionary work?
Understanding the scriptures, being obedient, keeping yourself clean, pure, and worthy to be endowed in the temple
What does Elder Richard G. Scott include in the responsibility to prepare to be a full-time missionary?
What section of the Doctrine in Covenants about the missionary work does the Preach My Gospel recommend memorizing?
Your sins are forgiven
In D&C 31:5, what is the blessing associated with those who thrust in your sickle with all your soul?
To accomplish missionary work; to obtain temple blessings
According to the manual, what is personal worthiness necessary for and what does it allow us to do?
When asked what potential missionaries should focus on becoming, what was Elder Richard G. Scott's answer?
Understand how seriously the Lord views some transgressions and don't commit them
According to Elder Richard G. Scott, what is better than understanding the Rs of repentance?
According to President Gordon B. Hinckley, some who would never accept alcohol or drugs have rationalized themselves to indulge in which activity?
Every missionary should prepare to enter the temple worthily
What did President Howard W. Hunter teach about temples and potential missionaries?
Temple blessings qualify one to go forth and preach the restored gospel
What did Elder Bruce R. McConkie teach about the connection of the temple and missionary work?
The Holy Spirit
Elder Jack H. Goaslind Jr. teaches that as we keep the commandments and fulfill temple covenants, we become worthy to receive what necessary part of missionary work?
Stay worthy and get yourself worthy before entering the MTC
What are the two strongest pieces of counsel Elder Glenn L. Pace gives to prospective missionaries?
They are hollow without the Spirit
What does Elder Glenn L. Pace say about learning the missionary lessons well, gaining a person's trust and other missionary techniques?
The exemplary life of a faithful Latter-day Saint
What did President Gordon B. Hinckley say was the most persuasive gospel tract?
Faith in Jesus Christ
According to Elder Richard G. Scott, what is the foundation of the plan of salvation?
According to Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, which quality is necessary to have genuine joy and happiness?
Satisfied with our progress
How does Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin encourage us to feel at any time when we are doing the best we can?
Learning to love like Christ
President Ezra Taft Benson teaches that if we truly seek to be more like our Savior, what should be our highest goal?
Your love for the Lord
According to Preach My Gospel, diligence in missionary work is an expression of_______?
Salvation is not a cheap experience
Why is Elder Jeffrey R. Holland convinced that missionary work not easy?
The missionary matches the divine message being proclaimed
According to President Thomas S. Monson, why must missionaries devote so much to their preparation?
God treats everyone equally
According to President Boyd K. Packer, what does the presence of the Light of Christ testify about the nature of God?
The Light of Christ is preparatory to the Holy Ghost
How does Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin differentiate the Light of Christ to the Holy Ghost?
Sincere seekers of truth
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, what group of people is lead by manifestations of the Holy Ghost?
All men and women
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, which group of people is led by the Light of Christ?
A feeling of comfort and serenity
How does Elder Dallin H. Oaks describe the feelings he associates with the burning of the bosom?
By helping us do good the Holy Ghost helps us feel good
According to President Ezra Taft Benson, how does the Holy Ghost help us to feel good?
The Lord gives us revelation in His own time
What does Elder Dallin H. Oaks teach regarding the constancy of revelation?
It brings the Spirit
According to Elder Gene R. Cook, why should missionaries testify frequently while teaching?
You know when you have the Spirit
What lesson about following the Spirit did President Boyd K. Packer learn from his experience as a mission president?
Praying often, studying the scriptures, living the gospel, and being humble
What does True to the Faith suggest we do to prepare ourselves to be teachers?
Live the commandments, be clean, be wholesome in deed and thoughts
According to Elder David B. Haight, what must happen for missionaries to be in tune with the Lord in their teaching?
To listen to and study words spoken under the influence of the Holy Ghost
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, what is the best way to have the spirit of revelation?
Prepare the hearts of men
Elder Gene R. Cook said that teachers must do all in your power to ______ so the Spirit can teach.
Approach it humbly through prayer and study
What are the prerequisites to being able to teach by the Spirit as outlined by Elder L. Tom Perry?
Will this method invite the influence of the Spirit?
What does the manual suggest missionaries ask themselves when considering specific teaching methods?
Pray, use scriptures, share stories, bare testimony, etc.
How does the manual teach that we should emulate the Savior s teaching methods?
Encourage discussion and the appropriate sharing of personal experiences from investigators
According to the manual, why does asking questions help teach effectively?
In order to teach with the Spirit, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said "perhaps even more important than speaking is ____.
They won't need to wonder what to say
According to Jeffrey R. Holland, how can listening to the investigator s values and concerns help missionaries teach more effectively?
We ponder upon its meaning
In Sister Anne G. Wirthlin s suggested pattern of scripture study she says that once we hear the word, what is the next step?
Study the doctrines and learn the gospel
According to President Ezra Taft Benson, what is necessary before we can teach with power?
They are to fill their minds and hearts with the basic doctrine, the supporting scriptures, and how that relates to their own experiences that they can call upon
As taught by Elder Richard G. Scott, how are missionaries to become better equipped to introduce individuals to the gospel?
Success in righteousness, the power to avoid deception and resist temptation, guidance in our daily lives, healing of the soul
According to President Ezra Taft Benson, what are the promised blessings to those who study the scriptures?
Have a set amount of time to give scriptural study each day
How does President Howard W. Hunter recommend that we study the scriptures?
Time and experience
The Prophet Joseph Smith teaches that in addition to careful, ponderous, and solemn thoughts; what else is needed to find out the things of God?
Dwell with the source, tasting of the unadulterated waters of the fountain of truth
President Gordon B. Hinckley suggests that we study the scriptures as he does. What is that method?
Single idea or topic and supported by related information
According to the manual, how does a lesson plan begin?
What important aspect of teaching with the use of lesson plans is emphasized by Elder Charles Didier?
The work is demanding, hours are long, and stress can be heavy
According to President Hinckley, why is physical and mental strength essential for missionaries?
Missionaries must be prepared and desirable to serve
What is President Hinckley's reason for being more selective in recommending missionaries?
According to Elder Russell M. Nelson, how does physical activity affect mental health?
Strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility
What are the three basic requirements of a physical activity program?
Regular hand washing
According to the Manual, what is probably the most important aspect of good hygiene?
Surroundings should reflect the calling's dignity
The Manual teaches that missionaries are expected to keep their apartments clean and orderly. What reason is given for this direction?
They should get treatment to facilitate recovery before entering the mission field
What does the Manual advise future missionaries to do with physical or emotional challenges?
Stand and face the day
What advise does President Boyd K. Packer give those who might have a miserable day or two?
Find other areas to work and have a satisfying experience
How does President Gordon B. Hinckley advise those with limitations that restrict their ability to serve a mission?
T or F: According to the manual, missionaries should bear part of the burden of finding people to teach.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks said that an investigator who is brought to the missionaries through the members is ________ times more likely to be baptized than one the missionaries found through their own contacting efforts.
Bear testimony, anxious for happiness, excited for them
According to President Hinckley, in what ways can Church members help investigators?
They're ready to learn of the restored gospel and make new friendships
What does the Manual say about people who are experiencing significant changes in their lives?
Ask "How much effective missionary work is actually being done?"
As taught in the Manual, what should missionaries ask as they evaluate their schedules?
They're more successful in finding, teaching, and converting investigators
According to Elder M. Russell Ballard, what is true of missionaries who set goals?
Expect personal improvement with pain and remodeling
What does Elder Neal A. Maxwell say missionaries can expect as they go about setting and attaining goals?
The service rendered and progress of others
According to Preach My Gospel, what is the ultimate measure of successful goals?
President Thomas S. Monson said, When performance is ______, performance improves. When performance is measured and _________, the rate of improvement accelerates.
According to the Prophet Joseph Smith, what is the channel through which all knowledge is revealed?
Teaching, rejection, and restoration
As the Manual teaches, what is the pattern we need to understand in order to recognize the Lord s hand in the Restoration?
The Godhead, principles and ordinances of the gospel
According to President Marion G. Romney, what is taught in every dispensation?
The Church was without revelation or priesthood authority
According to the Manual, following the Savior s death, why did false doctrines begin to be taught and the true Church lost?
Emergence of many churches, false ideas were taught, Church no longer existed
According to the Manual, what are the characteristics of the Great Apostasy?
Men didn't come unto Christ, Lord and Apostles killed, truth rejected
According to President Thomas S. Monson, what were the factors leading to the Great Apostasy?
T or F: President Thomas S. Monson taught that the reformers were courageous as they restored the gospel of Jesus Christ.
No because the Bible was available to the people
According to young Joseph Smith Jr., were the sacrifices of reformers in vain?
Freedom of religious belief and liberty
According to President Joseph Fielding Smith, what circumstances were put in place before Joseph Smith could restore the gospel?
The Father and Son appearing to Joseph Smith
As stated by President Joseph F. Smith, what was the greatest event that has ever occurred since the Lord's resurrection?
Restoration of priesthood keys, doctrines, and ordinances
According to President Boyd K. Packer, what needed to be restored after the universal apostasy?
John the Baptist
As President Boyd K. Packer teaches, who ordained Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to the Aaronic Priesthood?
Peter, James, and John
As President Boyd K. Packer teaches, who ordained Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery to the Melckizedek Priesthood?
T or F: According to the Manual, we may never know all of the detail about how the Prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon.
Conversion to the Book of Mormon is conversion to Christ and His Gospel
What did Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin teach about conversion to the Book of Mormon and its importance in conversion?
Understand the objection
What is President Ezra Taft Benson's first step for handling objections to the Church?
The Book of Mormon
President Ezra Taft Benson said we should use _______________ to help our investigators overcome their objections.
Whether the Book of Mormon is true
According to President Ezra Taft Benson, in handling objections to the Church, what is the only problem the objector has to resolve?
In Elder Russell M. Nelson's discussion of Heavenly Father s plan, what assures us a round trip ticket to our heavenly father s home?
We were excited and grateful
According to Elder Richard G. Scott, what were our feelings in the premortal life regarding our coming to mortality?
President Thomas S. Monson teaches that in mortality we learn that _____ determine destiny.
The death resurrection of Jesus Christ
According to the Prophet Joseph Smith, what is the principle to which all other things of our religion are only appendages?
They inseparably woven together to form one plan of salvation
What did Elder Bruce R. McConkie teach about the Creation, the Fall, and the Atonement?
T or F: According to the Manual, it is possible to be spiritually dead while still alive on earth.
They will be resurrected and go to a kingdom of glory
Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches that following the necessary experience of mortal life, what will happen to all sons and daughters of God?
The righteous, regardless of current religious denomination or belief
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, who will ultimately go to a kingdom of glory more wonderful than any of us can comprehend?
God's love for his children and Christ's atonement and resurrection
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, what makes it possible for the children of God to be resurrected and go to a kingdom of glory?
Our faith prepares us take advantage of received opportunities
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, how does faith in the Lord Jesus Christ prepare us to deal with life's opportunities?
Know the Word of God, heed the prophet's counsel, seek the Spirit's guidance
According to Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, how can we know if our faith is in harmony with the will of God?
Have not understood and followed the principles founded on faith
What explanation does Elder Richard G. Scott give for those who have tried to exercise faith but feel no benefit?
Act in worthiness on an impression
According to Elder Richard G. Scott, what does it mean to try your faith?
An awareness of the gospel and a desire to know the truth
According to Elder Robert D. Hales, how do the first seeds of conversion begin?
According to President Marion G. Romney, what brings actual change and transformation in conversion?
To lift them and greater their happiness
According to President Gordon B. Hinckley, why must the faith of members nourish the faith of investigators?
Giving up all our practices contrary to the commandments
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, what does repenting mean?
Baptism by water
According to the teaching of the Prophet Joseph Smith, what would constitute half a baptism?
Understand the sacred nature of making covenants with the Lord
According to the Manual, what must occur as the investigator makes the transition from investigator to convert?
President James E. Faust teaches, "Covenants are not simply outward rituals; they are real and effective means of _______."
Investigators will be asked about their commitment to keep the commandments the rest of their lives
According to the Manual, what occurs at a baptismal interview?
Let it be a day of meditation, reading scriptures, talking with family, and dwelling on things of God
What does President Gordon B. Hinckley teach concerning proper Sabbath observance?
Day of rest from the labor of creation
According to Elder Russell M. Nelson, why was the Sabbath honored from the time of Adam to Moses?
In memory of the Atonement
According to Elder Russell M. Nelson, why do Saints keep the Sabbath day holy in latter days?
Morally clean in thoughts, words, and deeds
According to the Manual, what does it mean to be chaste?
Create mortal life
According to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, what is the most exalted power God has given his children?
We pay one-tenth of our individual increase annually
How does President James E. Faust define the law of tithing?
President Howard W. Hunter said, "The _____ are absolutely crucial; we cannot return to God s presence without them."
According to Elder Russell M. Nelson, what is the basis for every temple ordinance and covenant?