Must-Read Talk List

We are blessed to live in a time when prophets and apostles walk the earth and regularly teach and testify about the importance of sharing the gospel. If you would like to add some powerful and inspiring reading material to your gospel study, check out some of our favorite talks on the subject of missionary work.

To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood

“I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.”

—David A. Bednar

Are You Sleeping through the Restoration?

“There is too much at stake for us as individuals, as families, and as Christ's church to give only a halfhearted effort to this sacred work.”

—Dieter F. Uchtdorf

At the Summit of the Ages

“May God bless us with a sense of our place in history and . . . our need to stand tall and walk with resolution in a manner becoming the Saints of the Most High.”

—Gordon B. Hinckley

Becoming a Preach My Gospel Missionary

“Preach My Gospel missionaries act in faith and are guided by the Spirit to help investigators learn truth. Please always remember Him, be worthy to represent Him, treasure up His word, allow the Holy Ghost to witness all truth, and observe, listen, and discern as you testify of Jesus Christ to honest seekers of truth.”

—David A. Bednar

Catch the Wave

“I thank God and His Son, Jesus Christ, for the Restoration and its power to propel a magnificent wave of truth and righteousness across the earth.”

—Russell M. Nelson

Do You Know?

“I invite you to ‘experiment upon my words.’ Will you read and pray about the Joseph Smith story?”

—Glenn L. Pace

Find the Lambs, Feed the Sheep

“Let us, every one, resolve within ourselves to arise to a new opportunity, a new sense of responsibility, a new shouldering of obligation to assist our Father in Heaven in His glorious work of bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of His sons and daughters throughout the earth.”

—Gordon B. Hinckley

Following Up

“We can all be more consistently involved in missionary work by replacing our fear with real faith.”

—M. Russell Ballard

How to Prepare to Be a Good Missionary

“Missionaries need to understand the doctrine, and they need to know how to share it. You can’t take water out of an empty bucket. When missionaries know the gospel and how to teach it, they don’t want to do anything else. They know they can teach anybody, anywhere, anytime, under any circumstances, using their own words accompanied by the power of the Spirit. They have self-confidence and inner strength. There’s great power in that kind of preparation.”

—M. Russell Ballard

It’s a Miracle

“If you’re not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart—painted, as Paul said, ‘not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.’”

—Neil L. Andersen

Let Your Faith Show

“Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show!”

—Elder Russell M. Nelson

Missionary Work and the Atonement

“The Atonement of Jesus Christ is rightfully seen as the central fact, the crucial foundation, and the chief doctrine of the plan of salvation, which we are called to teach.”

—Jeffrey R. Holland

My Words . . . Never Cease

“We invite all to inquire into the wonder of what God has said since biblical times and is saying even now.”

—Jeffrey R. Holland

Preparation Brings Blessings

“Let us consider our callings, let us reflect on our responsibilities, and let us follow Jesus Christ.”

—Thomas S. Monson

Realize Your Full Potential

“With all my capacity I encourage you to discover who you really are. . . . I urge you to discern through the Spirit your divinely given capacities.”

—Richard G. Scott

The Choice Generation

“You were chosen to participate in His work at this time because He trusts you to make the right choices.”

—Randall L. Ridd

The Message of the Restoration

“We declare to the world that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. . . . We invite all to listen to the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ from us. Then you can compare the glorious message with what you may hear from others, and you can determine which is from God and which is from man.”

—L. Tom Perry

The Message of the Restoration

“The message of the Restoration is [an] invitation to know why the gospel of Jesus Christ and His true Church have been restored by a prophet in modern times.”

—Charles Didier

The Miracle of the Holy Bible

“We are true and full believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His revealed word through the Holy Bible.”

—M. Russell Ballard

The Power of Preach My Gospel

“I encourage you to find out how this extraordinary resource can help in your missionary efforts.”

—Richard G. Scott

Waiting on the Road to Damascus

“The most effective way to preach the gospel is through example. If we live according to our beliefs, people will notice.”

—Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice

“By the grace of Christ, we will one day be saved through faith on His name. The future of your faith is not by chance, but by choice.”

— Neil L. Andersen

Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ

“Because of His Atonement, the Savior has the power to succor—to help—every mortal pain and affliction.”

—Dallin H. Oaks

Waiting for the Prodigal

“May you and I receive the revelation to know how to best approach those in our lives who are lost.”

—Brent H. Nielson

Come and See

“Devoted disciples of Jesus Christ always have been and always will be valiant missionaries.”

—David A. Bednar