Lord's servants sent forth 2 by 2 to preach repentance

The Lord brought Alma and Amulek together as companions (see Alma 8:29-32) in a pattern typical of both ancient and modern missionary work.

During His mortal ministry, He sent His apostles forth two by two to preach repentance. (See Mark 6:7.)"The missionary method of the Church today is almost identical with that carried on by Jesus Christ and His apostles nineteen hundred years ago," observed Elder Alma Sonne, Assistant to the Twelve, at the April 1962 general conference.

"You will recall these humble emissaries of the Lord were to go forth two by two. One was to be the support of the other. They were to be witnesses before God of their respective testimonies. Together, they could better face hostile receptions and bitter opposition. Together they could preserve their faith and their enthusiasm and withstand temptation and wrongdoing. It was God's plan of proselyting, and it was very effective."

Proclaiming the gospel in pairs, missionary companions follow the law "that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established." (Matt. 18:16.)

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