D&C Lesson11: “The Field is White, Already to Harvest”

D&C Lesson 11 is now on my blog, on missionary work. On this one, I ask others to share missionary experiences in the comments.


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Gerald (Rameumptom) Smith is a student of the gospel. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ when he was 16, he served a mission in Santa Cruz Bolivia (1978=1980). He is married to Ramona, has 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. Retired Air Force (Aim High!). He has been on the Internet since 1986 when only colleges and military were online. Gerald has defended the gospel since the 1980s, and was on the first Latter-Day Saint email lists, including the late Bill Hamblin's Morm-Ant. Gerald has worked with FairMormon, More Good Foundation, LDS.Net and other pro-LDS online groups. He has blogged on the scriptures for over a decade at his site: Joel's Monastery (joelsmonastery.blogspot.com). He has the following degrees: AAS Computer Management, BS Resource Mgmt, MA Teaching/History. Gerald was the leader for the Tuskegee Alabama group, prior to it becoming a branch. He opened the door for missionary work to African Americans in Montgomery Alabama in the 1980s. He's served in two bishoprics, stake clerk, high council, HP group leader and several other callings over the years. While on his mission, he served as a counselor in a branch Relief Society presidency.

3 thoughts on “D&C Lesson11: “The Field is White, Already to Harvest”

  1. Immigrants in the US are often willing to receive a free Book of Mormon in their native language and English. I describe some encounters at http://indybooks.blogspot.com/.

    I like to patronize ethnic restaurants and grocery stores. I love exploring exotic foods. I find the owners are most often receptive to an offer of a free Book of Mormon and/or Bible in their language, plus maybe an English copy for them to compare.

    Gas stations are often immigrant-owned or staffed; and if there are no other customers in line, the cashiers are usually willing to chat.

    Asking people where they are from and what languages they speak is a good way to break the ice and start a conversation. From there it is easy to segue into “my church has a free book in Swahili” or whatever it is that they speak.

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