The following information comes from the Church Newsroom.

In a new devotional given for missionaries, Elder and Sister Uchtdorf encourage these representatives of Christ to use technology to help more people learn about the Gospel.

Elder Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles admonished the Church’s 54,000 missionaries to view the pandemic as a catalyst to innovate more creative ways to help people learn about the Savior of the world. This is a message he has been sharing throughout the past year.

According to the Church Newsroom:

“Don’t neglect proven principles and practices from before the pandemic,” he said from a recording studio on Temple Square, “but learn, add and adapt technological advances that the Lord has provided to accomplish His work in your time and in your season.” When pandemic restrictions are lifted, “don’t just go back to the old ways. Go back to the future,” he said. “Move forward and upward as you apply what you have learned during the pandemic.” He said this is essential because “the gospel of Jesus Christ is a universal gospel” and the Church is a global organization that “works and serves in a globally connected online world.”

The Apostle promised missionaries that if they trust God to bless their efforts, they will find those searching for their message. “You will gather the seekers, you will find those with questions about the purpose of life and about life after this earthly existence. You will find the young and the old, the poor and the rich, the educated and the illiterate. You will find people of any nation or language, of any religious or socioeconomic background — everyone. With the help of technology, people might even find you. With a gospel message, there will be no more strangers because all are children of our Heavenly Father. All are brothers and sisters. Please trust God to help you find the right ways, just right for our time and for your location.”

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