My christian daughter is dating a mormon
“They succeed best when members become the source from which new investigators are found.” Speaking to a group of new mission presidents at the Provo Missionary Training Center, Apostle Dallin Oaks said: “Members simply must take a more active role in our missionary efforts at every stage: friendshipping those who are not of our faith; sharing Church materials; sharing feelings about the gospel; inviting friends to Church activities, service projects, and meetings; giving the missionaries referrals to visit our friends; inviting those friends to be taught the gospel in our homes; and fellowshipping and strengthening new converts.” to explain how to friendship: “President Spencer W.
Kimball said that ‘usually we must warm our neighbors before we can warn them properly’ and that we should friendship and fellowship, ‘not scold and scare them.’ How can you show love to your nonmember friends and neighbors?
My friend and I backed the rented moving truck into the driveway of our family’s new home in Sandy, Utah, a short drive from the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Salt Lake City. We decided to get some sleep, knowing that some friends were scheduled to come by that afternoon to help.
Sunday is a sacred day for members of the LDS Church; Mormons are not supposed to work or recreate on the “Sabbath.” Since more than two-thirds of Utah’s population is LDS, many stores and restaurants throughout the state are closed on Sunday.
Often the church member will invite someone over for dinner, along with the LDS missionaries, as a means of introducing the person to Mormonism.” Indeed, Mormon leaders encourage their members to go beyond the comfort of their own homes to engage with nonmembers.
Many assume that the Mormon Church’s best tactics to entice potential converts are through direct contact with two of the church’s 52,000 missionaries as well as media campaigns.
Little kindnesses will help friends feel good about our Church.
They will ‘warm’ up to the idea of learning more about the teachings of the Church.” The idea of getting friends to become involved in church activities is continually promoted.
“When we did decide to go, our neighbors’ sweet, dependable daughter came over to babysit for us—and sometimes even refused to be paid for it.“The LDS Church has long realized that simply going door-to-door is one of the least efficient means of finding potential converts,” she said.“They try to involve the local church member in supplying names of friends and relatives for missionary contact.Louise, the local neighborhood gossip, decides she isn’t a fan of these uncouth people, so she warns Kate Jaynes, the wife of the local LDS Church leader, not to be so outgoing to them. It is certainly not a strategy of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a group that is more likely to knock on our doors, but who will shun their own neighbors and refuse to participate in neighborhood social activities.“We are setting a standard,” Kate ends up sarcastically responding to her complaining neighbor. According to Sandra Tanner, the founder of the Utah Lighthouse Ministry in Salt Lake City, Mormons have found success through friendshipping.
“Decide whom of your relatives or friends you will introduce to the Church. Two young men from our Church will give a presentation on how our Church began.” The manual records one convert’s real-life story to prove the point: “Shortly after we moved to a new neighborhood, I was out working in my garden when one of my neighbors offered me a huge armful of tomatoes she had just picked.