quote by David Livingstone

I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. I am a poor, poor imitation of Him, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!

— David Livingstone

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Missionary service quote People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.

Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom

Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service - praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.

Missionary service quote Leadership is service, not position.
Leadership is service, not position.

True leadership is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you.

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.


It is my desire to show my attachment to the cause of Him who died for me by devoting my life to His service.

Missionary service quote Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!

If you are sure that He is calling and you can be sure that He will also remove the barriers that would preclude your service, in His perfect timing. Rest in that.

Be certain that you easily clear the minimum standards for service as a missionary and that you are continually raising the bar.

Missionary service quote The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service.
The ultimate purpose of life is to be of service.

Missionary service is not only a test of faith but a real test of character.


Dedicated missionary service returns a dividend of eternal joy which extends throughout mortality and into eternity.

Missionary service is a priesthood duty.

Missionary service quote Leadership is service, not position.
Leadership is service, not position.

Twenty-five years old this day. 'Bless the Lord, O my soul,' for all His goodness. Man is immortal till his work is done. Use me in Thy service alone, blessed Saviour.

Along that straight and true path there are other goals: missionary service, temple marriage, Church activity, scripture study, prayer, temple work. There are countless worthy goals to reach as we travel through life. Needed is our commitment to reach them.

In this life, such things as service in the Church, including missionary service, all of this is available to anyone who is true to covenants and commandments.

Missionary service quote The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
The service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

Every teaching position, every missionary position can be held by single people.

We welcome to that kind of service people who are struggling with any kind of temptation when the struggle is a good struggle and they are living so as to be appropriate teachers, or missionaries, or whatever the calling may be.

Youth who have been exposed to immoral images at a very early age are terrified that they may have already disqualified themselves for missionary service and sacred covenants. ... I want to assure you young people [that] through repentance you can qualify for all the blessings of heaven. That is what the Savior’s Atonement is all about.

When I was a missionary in London fifty years ago, my companion and I would shake hands in the morning and say to one another, 'Life is good'. Life in the service of the Lord is good. It is beautiful. It is rewarding.

What we need is a royal army of returned missionaries reenlisted into service.

We can learn that at the center of our agency is our freedom to form a healthy attitude toward whatever circumstances we are placed in! Those, for instance, who stretch themselves in service- though laced with limiting diseases-are often the healthiest among us! The Spirit can drive the flesh beyond where the body first agrees to go!


Oh for a thousand lives to be spent in the service of Christ.

God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him;

He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him... When people say they have had a call to foreign service, or to any particular sphere of work, they mean that their relationship to God has enabled them to realize what they can do for God.

Lord, bring honor to thy Son at my expense, whatever the cost, and send me the bill. It is my reasonable service - He paid mine.

Now, I think our prophet today is telling all of us, in this day and time, to go and bring in those people who are out on the plains. Each worthy young man should go on a mission. And each one of us, though we may not be called to active missionary service, can be on a mission and be involved in a cause that is greater than we are, the greatest cause of all in the world: the salvation of each of our Father's children.

The service of bringing light to a troubled world must never end.


We should also build the attitude that there is nothing of a vacation, nothing of a holiday in this great missionary service. It is hard, and at times discouraging, work. Last year our missionaries averaged sixty-seven hours a week in actual proselyting effort. Let those who contemplate missions realize that they will work as they have never worked before, and that they may expect such joy as they have not previously known.

That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity.

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