The prophet Alma wanted to share the gospel with everyone. “O, that I were an angel,” Alma said, “and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people! Yea, I would declare unto every soul … the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth” (Alma 29:1–2).
Elder Robert D Hales says we can share the gospel with others by creating a gospel sharing home. Here are some ways we can share the gospel with our friends at home:
- We can live the gospel at home.
- We can invite our friends who are not members home to play with us.
- When our friends visit, we can invite them to join us in family home evening, prayer, or scripture study.
- We can fast and pray for help to share the gospel.
- We can hang pictures of Jesus or the temple on the walls of our homes or bedrooms.
“Having a gospel-sharing home will not only be a blessing for those we bring into our homes but for those who live within it. By living in a gospel-sharing home, our testimonies become stronger and our understanding of the gospel improves. The Doctrine and Covenants teaches that we can be forgiven of our sins when we help someone else repent (see D&C 62:3). We find joy in helping others come unto Christ and feel the redemptive power of His love (see D&C 18:14–16). Our families are blessed as the testimonies and faith of both parents and children increase.” (M. Russell Ballard, “Creating a Gospel-Sharing Home,” Liahona, May 2006, 84–87)