You’ve been released from your mission. But I would argue during the next six months you will have more (and even better) opportunities to share the gospel than at any other time of your life. It doesn’t hurt that you’re finely tuned to the spirit and have missionary work on the brain. However, there’s more to it than that. It’s all about the icebreaker.
During a conversation between friends, acquaintances, and even strangers, people exchange information. What have you been up to? What are you going to do? That’s how people discover information about each other — and it’s also what makes sharing the gospel a breeze if you’re a newly returned missionary.
To end up in a gospel conversation it doesn’t take much work. It’s easy and non-obtrusive to tell people that you’ve just spent the last few years in some foreign location serving your church. They don’t feel intimidated by you because you’re not wearing a name badge. In fact, they may even be interested to hear what mission life is like from someone that has just been there. If nothing else you can share stories about the cultural traditions of your mission area.
Keep your mission zeal. This may be the best time of your life to share the gospel.
Has it been easier for you to share the gospel post-mission? Leave a comment below.