This month’s Ensign contains a short article that gives six tips for helping investigators when they come to church. In “Coming to Church, Becoming Converted,” Dale M. Valentine (a former mission president who has passed away since writing this article) describes an experience in which he had the opportunity to ask seven converts about the thing that most contributed to their conversion. All of them said it was when they attended church. When he asked them what impressed them and what members could do to help investigators, their comments fell into the following categories:
- Be united and dedicated.
- Focus on people.
- Teach investigators what to expect.
- Live your religion.
- Share unique truths.
- Bear your testimony.
It should be noted that under “share unique truths” they added that we should keep it simple—always good advice.
Recognizing the needs of investigators and trying to meet them is a challenge and duty we should all take seriously when the opportunity arises.