We wanted to share some of the online success stories that missionaries have had by using the online proselyting program. These three stories focus more on success happening here in the boundaries of our mission.
"We were able to contact a non-member in our area recently who we had tried to meet with and have productive and progressive visits with. It wasn't until she started communicating with us through Facebook that she really opened up and expressed her concerns and asked questions about what we were sharing." --Elder Sims
"In one of my last areas I was able to re-activate a struggling family in the ward. As the normal process of missionary work goes I was transferred out of that area and my contact with them was somewhat limited. Through Facebook I've been able to re-connect with that family and help them through a lot of their struggles. I know that it has been a great blessing in their lives to be in contact with missionaries in so many ways."--Elder Lanham, served from 2009-11
"In my old area there is a less-active youth who has considered the opportunity of serving a mission. I've now been able to contact him through Facebook and that has been extremely helpful in encouraging him to make the right choice and serve a mission. He's expressed many times that my opinion and counsel is the only one that he trusts. Because of the obvious distance between the two of us, our contact has been significantly limited; however, through this new program we've been able to re-establish that connection. I believe that Facebook has been extremely helpful in allowing us to find and talk to less-actives and investigators in our old areas."--Elder Unga, served from 2008-10
These are just the first few of some amazing online success stories. The Lord is behind missionary work completely, both in virtual and face-to-face interactions. As we continue to work by the Spirit, we will fulfill our purpose as missionaries, both off and online.