What of the
Sharing the Gospel
From the New Zealand Auckland Mission
Joanne and I have had the privilege of know Herschel and Shirley Pedersen for many years. We love them and have learned much of value from them. The Pedersens were blessed with much success when they served in New Zealand where Herschel was mission president from 1987-90. I have never met any couple that have more genuinely warm and lovely smiles.
With a gentle boldness born of love, Herschel Pedersen has been an instrument in the hands of the Lord in helping rescue many less active members of the Church. As a young missionary, mission president, mission representative of the Twelve, and as a senior missionary with his wife, he has had similar success in sharing the gospel.
Herschel has been reluctant to share his stories in print thinking they would invite too much attention to himself when he knows credit to the good done belongs to the Lord. Persuaded that these stories might help others go and do likewise he has agreed to their publication.
This document which will be presented in several parts was sent to Elder Glen Rudd, then a Seventy, by President Herschel N. Pedersen of the Auckland New Zealand Mission at the request of Elder Rudd. Brother Pedersen has given permission to present this on the What of the Mormons website. He reserves all rights.
Some of the New Zealand style spelling has been left intact. Some minor changes have been made to facilitate reading by Americans. Details of the Fathers Presentation will also soon be available on the website.