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Converts' love was intense

After the sons of Mosiah were converted, the love that filled their hearts was so intense that they desired to take the gospel to the Lamanites, who had avowed enmity toward the Nephites.

"Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul should endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble." (Mosiah 28:3.)

Similar love and concern have filled the hearts of Latter-day Saints. Speaking in April 1973 general conference, Elder Rex D. Pinegar, then of the First Council of the Seventy, told of such a person:

"There is a dentist," he said, "who shares the gospel at every opportunity — to the 'captive audience' in his chair, at the service station where he takes his car, at the post office, even at his neighbor's home as he seeks advice in running his farm — just everywhere. He says he has read the Book of Mormon until he feels he understands the love and peace the sons of Mosiah felt when they went to preach to the Lamanites. And, I believe, he has the same zeal they had.

"Through his efforts during the past year, missionaries have been introduced to hundreds of people and have brought four families into the Church. This fine member and his home teaching companion diligently go before the elders and set up meetings. He feels the people respond more readily to him because he is a permanent resident in the area. Again, member-missionary oneness has brought the light and peace of the gospel of Christ into the lives of those seeking the truth."

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