Sharing the Gospel Online

by Jess

I was asked to give a thought at a missionary night in my ward. It was a Relief Society activity where people shared about their missions and then made a dish from the area. My personal favorite was the girl who served in the Provo Utah Mission brought Jello.

It was a well attended, fun evening. All those who attended were touched by the sister who joined the church and then soon after went on a mission. She said in all of those she taught, she saw herself. She saw people who were skeptical, but over time their hearts were softened. She saw so many miracles, she even started thinking that one day, her own family might even join. She testified that God is working on each of us. He has a path for each of us and that we just need to look for His hand and we will see it.

For the thought before the activity, I was very honest in saying that I am really bad at missionary work. I'm terrible at opening my mouth. When I fly, I have my headphones in the entire time. I know it's bad, but I'm fairly shy and so it's just hard for me to do.

However, I love to share my testimony online. I love reading talks and finding little quotes that touch on something I've been thinking about and posting it as my status on Facebook. For a couple of years now, this blog has existed and I've heard little stories of posts touching someone's heart. And that makes me so happy.

One of the most amazing things about sharing the Gospel online, in my opinion, is the fulfillment of the scripture found in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 4: "Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work;"

I've thought about this scripture for years and now see how it applies better to my life. There are so many different ways of sharing this truth that so many of us love. And sharing it online fits my personality best.

For me, I want to make sure that those closest to me know that I believe in a God who knows us and loves us. In His Son who provided the greatest gift that applies to our lives in the biggest way and the smallest way.

I'm inspired by Abish in the Book of Mormon. When she saw the hand of God, she supposed "that this opportunity, by making known unto the people what had happened among them, that by beholding this scene it would cause them to believe in the power of God, therefore she ran forth from house to house, making it known unto the people."

That's what we can do. Look for the hand of God and do our best to run from house to house (or computer to computer) to share what we know and what we've seen.