BE A PROACTIVE WITNESS

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Written by Mark Cares

It happens almost every time I make a presentation to a group of Christians. When I encourage them to witness to Mormon missionaries, somebody responds by saying that it’s been a long time since missionaries have knocked on their door. I tell them that doesn’t matter because we don’t wait for the missionaries to come. We proactively contact the LDS Church and ask them to send the missionaries. Even though I had previously explained this, it often doesn’t sink in with the group until somebody makes this remark.

Like I said, this happens more often than not. This emphasizes that the default position of many Christians is to wait until somebody approaches them before witnessing. Indeed, 1 Peter 3:15 does tell us to be ready to respond to anybody who asks us about the reason for our hope. But Jesus didn’t command us to wait. He told us to go and make disciples. It’s not a case of either/or, but of both/and.

So I’m encouraging you to proactively ask for some Mormon missionaries to visit you. We have just completely reworked pleaseopenthedoor.com, our website devoted to helping you witness to Mormon missionaries. It spells out how to request a visit, what to do when they visit, and has many articles giving you examples of how to witness. If you have never visited it or it has been a long time since you have, now would be a great time to do so. You will have to register to see most of the articles. It’s a simple procedure.

Not only do we have all these articles to help you, we also have mentors willing to help you every step of the way. Just request a mentor and we will connect you with one.

I would love to hear what you think of it. You can send me an email at mark@tilm.org with your thoughts. What I would really like is for you to participate and witness to LDS missionaries. Just think: your witness might be the one the Holy Spirit will use to bring them to saving faith.

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