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Restoration Commentary

It will be beneficial to have a good understanding of the LDS teachings addressed in this pamphlet. Otherwise you might get distracted and confused (even troubled) by what it says. It is vitally important to note, however, that many of these topics are ones we advise you not to address with the missionaries. They are …

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Plan of Salvation Commentary

Have a copy of the Plan of Salvation pamphlet available as you read through this brief commentary. Here is a link to the pamphlet. The purpose of this commentary is not to give you topics with which to talk with the missionaries. Rather, it is to answer questions that might be raised as you read …

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Gospel of Jesus Christ Commentary

As with the other commentaries on LDS pamphlets, the purpose of this commentary is not to give you topics on which to witness. Rather it is to help you understand the pamphlet, so you are not bothered or confused by it. Witnessing ideas are offered in other articles. Overview The Gospel of Jesus Christ introduces …

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Sample Prayers

It is vitally important to LDS missionaries that there is a prayer during each visit seeing they can’t count it as a visit unless there is a prayer. They are used to saying the prayers. We strongly suggest, however, that you say the prayers. You could say that since it is your house you would …

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The Third Visit

This usually marks a major turning point (see Progression of Visits). It’s a turning point for two reasons: In most cases the respect and interest you have shown the missionaries have convinced them you won’t attack them. They should be much more comfortable with you. They have shared some of their main teachings in connection …

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The Second Visit

Purpose To strengthen your relationship with the missionaries. They should be more comfortable than the first visit because of the kindness you showed them. Many, however, will still be cautious. So, spend a few minutes in small talk (i.e. asking how their week went). Offering them a snack also goes a long way to putting …

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The First Visit

Purpose As strange as it might first sound, your purpose for the first visit is primarily not to give a witness. Rather, it is to get to know the missionaries and have them become comfortable with you so they will return for subsequent visits. The more they know you and have experienced your kindness and …

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Requesting the First Visit

An encouragement to proactively request a visit Mormon missionaries are not going door to door as much as they once did. Therefore, the chances of having them knock on your door are diminishing. For this reason, we encourage you to take the initiative and request a visit from missionaries. This actually makes it easier than …

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Progression of Visits

Seeing the big picture will help you better understand and appreciate our strategy of building a bridge through repeated visits. Failure to keep the big picture in view often results in becoming frustrated and impatient. First Step – Proactively Requesting a Visit Some people would prefer waiting until LDS missionaries knock on their doors. Missionaries, …

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Request a Dictionary of Mormonese

One of the major difficulties in witnessing to Mormons is that they speak a unique language. Not only have they coined numerous words and expressions which are unique to Mormonism; they have also given unique definitions to biblical words. At first-glance, the differences might appear subtle. But they aren’t. They are drastic – and deadly. …

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