Share The Gospel Online
The Internet can be a powerful tool for missionary work.
Write your testimony and publish it online. When co-workers and others you meet have questions about your faith, you can point them to a website if the situation doesn’t allow for you to tell your conversion story or bear your testimony in full. Thousands of people interested in Clayton Christensen’s professional work have been introduced to his faith through a page on his personal website called “Why I Belong, and Why I Believe.”
When you set deadlines to write about and share your faith online, you can experience urgency and direction in your scripture study, strengthening your personal conversion.
Writing about your faith is an easy opportunity to ask for help from people you want to share the gospel with. We’ve asked friends to review drafts of blog posts and provide feedback about whether our words are understandable to someone unfamiliar with our doctrine. We’ve invited friends, neighbors and associates to write guest posts on topics harmonious with the Savior’s teachings.
In addition to asking others for help, consider what we do know about what people are looking for online. This list of popular Google searches about religion shows how often people are searching for particular topics.
Because we cannot predict who is interested in being taught by full-time missionaries, it is important that we meet new people regularly. Online missionary work is great for stay-at-home mothers and people who find themselves with limited opportunities to meet new people face to face.
Form a team of online missionaries; support each other in regular meetings where you discuss experiences, solve common problems, follow up on each other’s deadlines and speculate who’s missing from your list of potential guest bloggers. If you would like more information about how to do this, please reach out to us.
Whether you write and share from Seattle or Moscow, people from Shanghai to Miami can feel the Spirit of God by reading the words you publish online to testify of Jesus Christ and how following His example blesses your life.
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I am a church pastor in India since 23 years ago.
My name is G. Arunodayam.
Gospel ministry is my life’s goal. When I was a boy of 11 years, a gospel worker came to my church to preach about its value. I heard it and surrendered my heart to God. I told my mother I was not to go to school, but I wanted to go with the gospel worker wherever he would go. It didn’t happen, but God now uses me in my country for the gospel ministry. Little seeds will grow up into a big tree.
I am trying to get a list of creative ways to share the gospel online. Please come share your great ideas. http://ideasforsharinggospel.blogspot.com/
In addition to asking people to review blog posts you are writing, you could just ask someone to write one about any faith topic or about their interactions with the “Mormon” Church.
That’s what Danny Rasmussen, a contributor at Normons (a blog about how Mormons really are normal), did. He asked an investigator to write a blog … and in writing, he had a momentous experience and chose to join the church!