Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Why We're Online

Prophecy about the Future of Missionary Work
       In 1974, President Spencer W. Kimball issued an amazing prophecy about the technology driving the gospel message.
        Technology will help spread the gospel. We need to enlarge our field of operation.… The Lord will lay in our hand inventions which we can scarcely conceive whereby we will be able to bring the gospel to the peoples of the world…. I have faith that the Lord will open doors when we have done everything in our power. I believe that the Lord is anxious to put into our hands inventions of which we laymen have hardly had a glimpse….We shall use the inventions the Lord has given us to awaken interest and acquaint people of the world with the truths, to ease their prejudices and give them a general knowledge. We shall need to answer specific questions, and perhaps that can be done by two-way radio and TV perfected to a point beyond our present imagination. It is conceivable that such a program greatly perfected could be multiplied ten thousand times in ten thousand tongues and dialects in ten thousand places far and near…. Tens of thousands of young missionaries endowed with the power from on high will follow up the proselyting.

       Many people wonder why missionaries would be allowed to use the internet for Facebook and blogging like we are able to do.
       Reason #1 If you are reading this, you have proven that online missionary work is an effective tool to contact other people.
       Reason #2 Once we as missionaries meet someone where we are serving, it is easier to stay in contact with them via Facebook than using snail mail.
       Reason #3 On the internet today there are many evil and perverse web pages. Through online missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the internet is once again being used for positive purposes rather than negative. Now, more people than ever can find the truth they are looking for at the click of a button.

        For more information please read these articles:

Members Play an Important Role in Sharing Gospel Online

Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet

Finding and Sharing the Gospel Online

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