Many of us have read stories of large groups of people joining the Church, whether from the early 1800s when members like Wilford Woodruff converted near entire townships, or, in later times, when pioneer members in Ghana brought thousands into the Church even before it was officially established there.
Often the record of these events shows us what happened but offers less insight about how the work was done.
We’ve collected a number of stories of extraordinary miracles that happened in our day and present them in Everyday Missionaries, along with how the miracles were done. We share these stories to help you see how everyday members of the Church have introduced the Savior and His gospel and have seen and participated in miracles in building the kingdom of God.
The stories include:
- A milkman from Maine and his wife helped more than 600 people be baptized in less than two years.
- Twelve church members from Malden, Massachusetts began by asking each other “Who didn’t come today?” and grew their congregation to more than 120 and in eight years became a ward with their own chapel.
- In nine years, dedicated church members in Queens, New York grew two wards and two branches of 250 active members to 26 branches with 2100 active members.
- Members in a ward in Ireland, a branch in Vermont and a ward in Massachusetts welcomed dozens of new converts a year as they showed God they could be trusted.
- A stuttering young man in Cambridge inspired a whole generation of boys in his ward to be faithful and serve full-time missions.
Additionally we’d like to include other stories that were not included in the book:
- A Branch President with a vision for a new chapel to be built leads a group of twelve members to expand to over 200 in nearly two years—with the help of a telephone book.
- A full-time missionary in Boston said to herself, “missionary work is just loving people, and it’s easy to love!” As she loved the people in her ward and inspired them to love their friends, they invited dozens of people to be taught by her and her companion. In six months, the ward baptized 14 people.
What happened when you applied this principle?
Please share your experience, along with your name, email and where you’re from, and we’ll post it to the Experiences page. We may even include it in the next edition of the book!
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