This article will explore the vast differences between being a "missionary" and a "marketeer". First, let's just state the basic accepted definitions of both, as can be found with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Marketeer - a specialist in promoting or selling a product or service
Used in a sentence (drawn from recent news cast) - One hitch was that other limbic capitalists, including counterfeiters and black marketeers, could also play the additives game.
The following is submitted as excerpts from the LDS missionary training manuals.
You have been called to “invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end”
When you have questions or concerns, your first source of help is your Father in Heaven. Seek His guidance through the scriptures and personal revelation.
“They did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God” (Helaman 3:35). Additional scriptures: 2 Nephi 4:30–35; Alma 17:2–3; D&C 39:1–13; 50:26–29; 58:26–33; 64:34
The following is submitted as evidence that what Mr. Berger is engaged in - is nothing more than a "Marketing" scheme, using the name of Joseph F Smith, Great Grandson of Joseph Smith Jr, along with the eight American "witnesses". Here Mr. Berger coaches his "Marketeers" in the game, even going so far as to reminding them to "say anything", just in the end don't forget to throw in the name of Joseph F Smith.
Brothers, I bite because I can't get in ... Since I am not allowed ... Yesterday I mentioned the importance of using the name of Joseph Fredrick Smith the great-grandson of Joseph the Prophet and 8 American Witnesses ... Because they have weight if well informed ... However this post requires it now ... I see a man question about the origin of the book ... A reluctance occurs to mention that only after much debate John mentions Mauricio ... Who is it? Mauricio to present the book to the world?
Nobody ... That's why God called Joseph F ... To use his name (emarketing) to promote his work ... Please read what I write ... Yesterday I talked about it ... When asked about the prophet say anything but in the end point out that God called a great-grandson of Joseph Smith to bring the book to light.
Irmãos eu me mordo por não poder me meter... Uma vez que não me é permitido... Ontem eu mencionei a importância de usarmos o nome de Joseph Fredrick Smith o bisneto de Joseph o profeta e tambem da 8 testemunhas americanas ... Porque eles tem peso se bem informados... Contudo o requer esse poste agora... Vejo um homem questionar sobre a origem do livro... Uma relutância ocorre em mencionar que somemte depois de muito debate João menciona Maurício... Quem é Mauricio para apresentar o livro ao mundo?
Ninguém... Por isso Deus chamou Joseph F... Para usar seu nome (emarketing) afim de promover sua obra... Por favor leiam oque eu escrevo... Ontem falei sobre isso... Quando perguntarem sobre o profeta digam qualquer coisa mas no fim ressaltem que Deus chamou um bisneto de Joseph Smith para trazer à luz de livro.
More excerpts from the LDS Missionary Manual:
Strive to represent the Lord according to the highest standards of obedience and conduct. Keep your words, thoughts, and actions in harmony with the message of His gospel. Righteous conduct will influence your effectiveness as a missionary and your personal salvation. Your conduct also affects the trust and confidence nonmembers, members, and other missionaries have in you. Conduct yourself at all times in such a way that everyone who sees you will recognize you as a representative of Jesus Christ.
Here we can read Mr. Berger stating that even though Joseph F Smith is no longer "with" them, they are told to continue "using his name" as if he IS with "them". That seems like an unscrupulous "marketing" plan, rather than being truthful.
I say it was Joseph F who walked away from us, yet God called him to promote the sealed book ... So he is MY VOICE door ... And unless God says not to use his name anymore I will still use as of SUPER importance ... Because it's more WEIGHT to say that a great-grandson of Joseph Smith in Missouri brought to light a nobody's sealed book named Mauricio Berger ... And I know what the LDS church says about the Smith family, that they nor are there any more in the restoration ... One more reason to show that the church lied ... Hug and good work. May the Spirit enlighten your minds and light your hearts ...
Eu digo que foi Joseph F que se afastou de nós, contudo Deus o chamou para promover o livro selado... Por isso ele é MEU porta VOZ... E a menos que Deus diga para não usar mais o nome dele eu ainda usarei como de SUPRA importância... Porque tem mais PESO afirmar que um bisneto de Joseph Smith no Missouri trouxe à luz o livro selado do um ninguém chamado Mauricio Berger... E eu sei o que a igreja Sud fala da familia Smith, que eles nem existem mais na restauração... Mais um motivo de mostrar que a igreja mentiu... Abraço e bom trabalho. Que O Espirito ilumine vossas mentes e acendam vossos corações...
More excerpts from the LDS Missionary Manual.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).Additional scriptures: Psalm 89:47; D&C 60:13; 75:3; 88:124
Time is one of the most precious resources Heavenly Father has given you. The period when you are able to serve the Lord with all your time and all your efforts is extremely short. Use it fully and wisely. Such an opportunity is a privilege.
6:30 a.m. Arise, pray, exercise (30 minutes), and prepare for the day.
8:00 Personal study: the Book of Mormon, other scriptures, missionary library, and Preach My
Gospel. Emphasize the doctrines of the missionary lessons.
9:00 Companion study: share what you have learned during personal study, prepare to teach, practice teaching, study chapters from Preach My Gospel, and confirm plans for the day.
10:00 Begin proselyting (or language study for 30 to 60 minutes).
You may take an hour for lunch and additional study and an hour for dinner at times
during the day that fit best with your proselyting time. Normally, dinner should be finished no later than 6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. Return to living quarters (unless teaching a lesson; then return by 9:30), and plan the next day’s activities (30 minutes). Write in your journal, prepare for bed, pray.
10:30 Retire to bed.
Below we see the message from the "Bishop", which was given to the "missionaries" in both print and audio message. The "Bishop" wanted to be sure that the "Missionaries" knew that for the month of December, there would be no "work", and only a meeting on Friday.