My christian daughter is dating a mormon
Because our friends’ schedules did not allow for them to help later in the week and the truck was due back, we hoped our new Mormon neighbors (which, it turns out, includes almost everyone on the block) would understand why we had to work on Sunday. I knew that he was a former Mormon bishop who had been very friendly to me during my purchase of the home.
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.Then, when these families show interest, arrange through your ward or branch mission leader to invite them and the missionaries into your home to share the message of the restoration. In the months that followed, [our neighbors] proved to be the best friends…had ever met.If you will follow this simple procedure, you will bring a number of fine families into the Church.” One church manual provides a four-step list to “sharing the Gospel effectively”: “1. They were not afraid to be too friendly and took our family in just as though we were their own family.” The efforts proved to be successful.“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?
“We were always invited to Church activities but never pressured to go,” the convert continued.