Missionary Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Missionary Quotes from Diane Ladd, Choi Si-won, Ezra Taft Benson, Kyle Shewfelt, Deepak Chopra. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I wanted to be a district attorney and solve hidden problems or maybe even be a leper-colony missionary and save people.
Diane Ladd
In the future, I would like to become a missionary. I’d like to go to countries where I have received much love as a musician and personally return all of that love.
Choi Si-won
When I think of how we show faith, I cannot help but think of the example of my own father. I recall vividly how the spirit of missionary work came into my life. I was about thirteen years of age when my father received a call to go on a mission.
Ezra Taft Benson
I’m on a missionary journey to become the best version of myself.
Kyle Shewfelt
When I was growing up, I went to an Irish-Christian missionary school.
Deepak Chopra
The biggest challenge facing a missionary today is to forget himself and lose himself in the work.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
Carl Jung
If it is true that the great missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that one who was not baptized was lost – and that explains their missionary commitment – in the Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council, that conviction was definitely abandoned.
Pope Benedict XVI
Through the care of the Samaritan’s Purse and SIM missionary team in Liberia, the use of an experimental drug, and the expertise and resources of the health care team at Emory University Hospital, God saved my life – a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers.
Kent Brantly
On Octover 16th, 2013, I moved to Liberia with my family to serve as a medical missionary at ELWA Hospital in the capital city of Morovia.
Kent Brantly
Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him by proofs that he is in need; if I do love him, I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
Roland Allen
My grandmother and my father always said I would end up as a missionary. Well, I feel like I am one now.
Benjamin Watson
I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly.
Pierre Loti
In the seventeenth century, a French missionary in Canada reported a ‘strange legend’ circulating among the Hurons. They told of a monster with a ‘horn’ that could pierce anything, even rock.
Adrienne Mayor
Missionary work essentially is a priesthood responsibility, and all of us who hold the priesthood are the Lord’s authorized servants on the earth and are missionaries at all times and in all places – and we always will be.
David A. Bednar
I love my life as a missionary, keeping myself on the front lines. The image in my mind is that God, my general, stands at the door when I go out every morning; and, knowing what the war is like, day after day he gives me his most powerful weapon: his Spirit. For this I am grateful.
Clayton M. Christensen
I grew up going to a real small missionary baptist church. We would sing a lot of the old standards… the hymns and everything. Those songs are still my favorite and are pretty timeless.
Josh Turner
It is the power of words and books – explaining and dramatizing great ideas and articulating high ideals – that is the greatest weapon in the missionary’s arsenal.
John C. Bogle
If you are a good missionary, you will return home with the desire to continue to serve the Lord, to keep His commandments, and to do His will.
Gordon B. Hinckley
The Sandwich Islands are not the same as Otaheite nor as the Fijis, from which they are distant about 4,000 miles, nor are their people of the same race. The natives are not cannibals, and it is doubtful if they ever were so. Their idols only exist in missionary museums.
Isabella Bird
Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
Walter Bagehot
For women, we intend to do something in a noble and missionary spirit… We mean to appeal to their intellects… and we hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists.
Frank Crowninshield
The course that I have uniformly pursued, ever since I became a missionary, has been rather peculiar. In order to become an acceptable and eloquent preacher in a foreign language, I deliberately abjured my own. When I crossed the river, I burnt my ships.
Adoniram Judson
Every missionary who is proclaiming the name and gospel of Jesus Christ will be blessed by daily feasting from the Book of Mormon.
Henry B. Eyring
Home teaching is an excellent preparation for missionary service.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Missionary work has never been easy, and yet the joyful rewards cannot be equaled by any other experience.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Extrinsic motivations are like, ‘I wanna get rich, I wanna be famous.’… Even missionary ones like, ‘I wanna change the world with this idea.’… That’s an extrinsic motivation. And when things are hard, you’re going to be like, oh why am I doing this?
Justin Kan
Many years ago, it was my opportunity to serve as president of the Canadian Mission. There we had a branch with very limited priesthood. We always had a missionary presiding over the branch. I received a strong impression that we needed to have a member of the branch preside there.
Thomas S. Monson
My heart goes out to a missionary who does not receive regular mail from home. Generally, a letter once a week is a good rule. But on the other hand, too much mail can be damaging to a missionary’s morale.
Gordon B. Hinckley
For one, I think as a missionary you gotta be stubborn. And you gotta try to be persuasive.
Jeff Flake
I am not suggesting that all those missionary organizations working in Haiti should pack up and go home, but I am urging them to understand that Haiti does not need clever Americans with newly contrived schemes for saving their country.
Tony Campolo
Most of the things I do brand wise are both missionary and mercenary in their position, and that’s really important to me; that’s one of the first things I look at when I say, ‘does it make sense to do a deal?’
Mike Rowe
There were only two things I knew in a Christian framework that I could do. One would be the pastor of a church, the other would be a missionary. I didn’t particularly like snakes, so I decided I should probably be a pastor.
Gary Chapman