16 And they went forth whithersoever they were led by the Spirit of the Lord, preaching the word of God in every synagogue of the Amalekites, or in every assembly of the Lamanites where they could be admitted.
17 And it came to pass that the Lord began to bless them, insomuch that they brought many to the knowledge of the truth; yea, they did convince many of their sins, and of the traditions of their fathers, which were not correct.
One of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work.If a missionary works, he will get the Spirit; if he gets the Spirit, he will teach by the Spirit; if he teaches by the Spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people, and he will be happy. … Work, work, work—there is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work (“Keys to Successful Member-Missionary Work,” Ensign, September 1990).
Today, in my own efforts to share the gospel with others, I will avoid discouragement and I will remember the importance of carrying on in spite of resistance or adversity. I will seek to follow the Spirit of the Lord, knowing that it will bring happiness into my heart and, with time and patience, it will also touch the hearts of the people I teach.