We’ve all been called – whether we’re 9 or 90 – as missionaries to preach the gospel to our friends and neighbors! But, like Jonah from the Bible, sometimes we’re a little (okay, a lot) apprehensive about sharing our beliefs. Like Jonah, we sometimes feel like running away from the call we’ve been issued and sometimes, and maybe just sometimes, the belly of a whale seems to be more appealing than the living room of our inactive neighbor…
“A Voice of Warning,” Elder Henry B. Eyring, Nov 1998
” The Lord Needs Missionaries,” President Thomas S. Monson, Jan 2011
Sperry, Voice of Israel’s Prophets, pp. 328–29.
Old Testament Student Manual – Jonah
Old Testament Student Manual – The Assyrian Conquest and the Lost Tribes