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Unspeakable joys for giver and receiver

And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father! And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

— Doctrine and Covenants 18:15-16

During the April 1973 general conference, Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the Seventy spoke of the "humble gratitude" that "seems to fill the hearts of every member and missionary who becomes involved in sharing the gospel. As we see the peace and assurance that come to those who receive the gospel, we become more conscious of the great obligation and opportunity we have to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with our friends and neighbors, our brothers and sisters.

"Fulfilling this sacred assignment to 'warn our neighbors' brings unspeakable joys to both the receiver and the giver of the gift. Many families throughout the Church are experiencing the joys of doing this most important work. They are finding that missionary work is not a task, but a glorious opportunity to assist the Lord in His greatest work — saving the souls of men."

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