Preaching the word of God

Using the example of Alma from the fourth chapter of Alma in the Book of Mormon, Elder L. Tom Perry reminded members during the April 1992 general conference of the urgent need for full-time missionaries — elders; sisters, if they are so inspired; and couples.

"May you decide, as Alma did, to go forth among the people preaching the word of God unto them to stir them up in remembrance of their duty, to pull down the pride, craftiness and contentions among them, that they may be reclaimed and saved by you in bearing down in pure testimony to them."