I was born into the church and am 15 and a freshman at my high school. I love answering questions and giving information about the gospel, but sometimes it's hard to give an answer that people will believe and, especially for people around my age, that isn't so complicated and boring that they regretted asking you in the first place. I have people coming up to me everyday at my school asking me about all of these weird misconceptions in the church like if we can drink water, eat chocolate, use scissors, drive a car, if we pray for 2 hours a day, if we go to church for 5 hours every day, if we can use electricity, if we are a cult, and the all time favorite question "How many wives does your dad have?". So when I found out that in my Pre-AP World History Geography class that would would be doing a Social Science Fair Project and the topic could be about virtually anything I got really excited! I choose the topic of Religions, subcategory Christianity, and went to my teacher to ask if my idea would be acceptable. I wanted to do my project on common Mormon questions and misconceptions such as are Mormons christians, do they still practice polygamy, and are they a cult. She said it was fine so I immediately began to get my information. For the project, we had to fill 60 8in. x 10in note cards with reliable information. This is where I got stuck. It was really easy to get all of the false information but when it came to finding a website that answered the questions with the truth, it was a NIGHTMARE! I was really disappointed because I thought I was going to have to give up this project, until I found your website. It had EVERYTHING I needed and more! And the best part is everything was true (or at least told from the viewpoint of a Mormon)! I have gotten the majority of my information from your website and it has helped me out so much! I have also learned a lot from your website too. I never knew about the RLDS church before until I read it here and it's a really good thing to know.Thanks! But there are plenty of others working to share the LDS perspective with others. But thanks for using my site! More importantly, thanks for being such a great example of studying and sharing information about the Gospel.
I just want to thank you for taking the time to straighten out all of the false accusations and answer all the questions about the church, it has helped me out so much and im sure it has helped out a lot of other people. Thanks for putting the truth out there when no one else will. :)
Friday, February 29, 2008
I received a cute thank-you note from a kind young lady on the East Coast who gave me permission to quote her. I was intrigued by the list of questions she has faced about her faith. It's amazing how little people know about the Church. I was also impressed with the missionary spirit and courage she shows.
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 8:42 PM