Before the Savior ascended to heaven, just outside of Jerusalem, he told the New Testament apostles "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/28.19 )
The Lord has not rescinded this commandment. In our modern day, Apostles and Prophets spread the gospel, but they need our help.
Do we share the gospel with our friends on social media, or through being a good example? Do we serve others so that their hearts may be softened to the gospel?
Do we show love to those who are not of our faith, so that they may want what we have in the gospel?
As the Doctrine and Covenants say, if we just bring one soul to the Father, how great will be our rejoicing with them in the kingdom of the Father. One soul is precious. But one soul turns into many with their posterity, and their ancestors (as they do family history and temple work).
It is as in the story related by President Packer when he was told by President Kimball. President Kimball told Elder Packer "you were holding a nation on your lap" when he related a story about holding a little deprived child (https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/04/and-a-little-child-shall-lead-them).
When we share the gospel with others, it plants seeds that may be harvested later. In doing that, we are helping bring "a nation" to the gospel. And it is the sweetest joy you can experience.
May we ever be involved in doing that by overcoming our fears to share the gospel, and having Faith in the Lord. Prayerfully make him a part of what we share with others, and watch the seeds be planted.
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