Cheerfulness: How to Be of Good Cheer in Your Missionary Work

3 Nephi 1:13 – “Lift up your head and be of good cheer.”

Those were the words of Jesus Christ to the prophet Nephi in the Americas a few hours before the Savior was born in the land of Jerusalem.

As one who shares the Gospel of Christ with others by word and deed, you should remember to always seek to be as cheerful and positive as you can.

There is no place for grumpiness in the work of the Lord. Too many missionaries, full-time or not, forget to follow the Lord’s frequent instructions to be of good cheer.

Truly, when you stop to ponder the magnificence of God’s love and mercy, and the marvelous sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son for you and for all other people, how can you not find a great reason, or even many great reasons, to cheer up and have hope?

We at Sweep The Earth challenge and urge you to dial up your cheerfulness a notch or two as you attempt to make your beliefs known to others and to invite them to come unto Christ by learning about and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

By their fruits ye shall know them … Mormons, or LDS, ought to be known worldwide as the most industrious, cheerful set of people on the planet.

As the Prophet Joseph Smith exclaimed while unjustly imprisoned: “Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed” (D&C 123:17).