What is your experience with the LDS missionaries and being a convert?
This is my experience with the LDS church and the missionaries:
I was a single mom with children....the two missionaries came into my life and made me very happy only to end up with heartbreak when they were done with their mission and left you. At first you think they are very educated and really love their work on a mission, but this isn't always true. Many of them feel pressured to go on a mission. They are not the psychiatrists or the conduits you think they are for the church. I believe they do love the church but not always as much as you think. After they are done with their mission they do not like talking about the gospel as much as you thought they would. I tried e-mailing or writing them after, and they aren't as focused on the gospel or as interested in talking about it as they were while they were on their missions.
I wanted to continue talking about the scriptures with them after their mission was done as a friend but was disappointed in not feeling like they wanted to. They are young they are and they are human... so don't judge a book by its cover... the smiles, the finely dressed look, and the impression that they are fully educated in the LDS gospel can be temporary. I cried my eyes out when my first missionaries that got us baptized moved on. I felt ignored.
I do believe in the church fully, but now I understand what was going on. I don't want anyone else blindsided by getting converted for the missionaries rather than for God. Just love the church and study the scriptures and do it for you and God only.
contact LDS missionaries for discussions. If you don't know how to contact missionaries, talk to an LDS friend or go to mormon.org Read More
In 2010, there were over 60,000 LDS missionaries world wide. Read More
The first five missionaries in the Philippines were a group of people from the LDS church. The Latter Day Saints were followed by Baptist missionaries after World War II. Read More
The exact ratio between men and women in the LDS missionary force is constantly changing, as missionaries leave and come home every week. However, generally, about 10% -20% of Mormon missionaries are women. The number of female LDS missionaries is expected to rise quite dramatically over the next several months as the minimum age requirement was lowered from 21 to 19, (as of October 2012) making a mission more accessible for many young women. Read More
I would definitely say the LDS or MORMON religion. They currently have over 50,000 missionaries serving in almost every country in the world. Read More
There are 52,000 or so full-time LDS missionaries at any given time, so there's a good chance there is a person of that name has served an LDS mission. Read More
Would a male LDS missionary be allowed to say 'I love you' to a female convert that he helped convert?
Yes, in the sense that he is expressing a friendly, 'brotherly' love, which is something commonly felt between missionaries and converts. Missionaries are not allowed to have romantic relationships, so it would be a violation for him to say 'I love you' in a romantic sense. However, if the missionary has been released from his service, he may persue a romantic relationship with anyone he chooses, including converts. Read More
My experience with Utah, If your not LDS don't do it Read More
I'm not sure I understand the question. Hopefully this is a satisfactory answer: If LDS Missionaries invite you to church, then of course you can go. Nobody is turned away from LDS worship services. Most missionaries are also able to attend services of different denominations when invited. If you live in the area where the missionaries are serving, you can attend the congregation they are serving in, regardless of whether or not you know the… Read More
According to BYU, in 2008, 10% of female students and 78% of male students were returned LDS missionaries. This is 46% of the total university student population. Read More
Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) have been in nearly every nation, if not every nation, at some point in time. While the Church does not send proselyting missionaries to many nations which are too dangerous or which do not allow it, the Church sends humanitarian service missionaries to many nations where proselyting missionaries are not welcome. Other nations who do not currently welcome missionaries of any kind… Read More
The goals of a missionary are to spread the LDS faith to people of all ages, countries and walks of life. They inspire you with the faith of the restored Church of Jesus christ. Read More
People go through the process of joining the LDS church by meeting with missionaries of the church. The missionaries are trained to teach interested people the basic beliefs and teachings of the church. Throughout the process, potential converts are committed to follow these teachings. Once the teachings are complete and the potential convert feels they have grasped the concepts and are committed to the church, a final interview is held. This interview is to assure… Read More
There is no place, where most people go on mission because potential missionaries are called by revelation to specific area, which might be all over the world Read More
Hiram Bingham I led the first Protestant missionary effort in Hawaii. Others included Asa Thurston who translated the Bible into Hawaiian, English missionary William Ellis, LDS missionaries Parley P. Pratt, Walter M. Gibson and Joseph F, Smith. Read More
Yes they can, so long as the message contains only those things which will be uplifting to the Missionary. Remember they are called to bring people to Christ, they cannot do this if the message received causes them to detract from their purpose. Read More
Stephenie Meyer is LDS (Latter-day Saint). If you want to know more about her religion you can go towww.lds.org and other Mormon information websites or look for your local Mormon missionaries to tell you more. Read More
1850, Dec. 12. Entry: 1850: December. - "Thurs. 12 - Hiram Clark, Thos. Whittle, Henry W. Bigler, Thos. Morris, John Dixon, Wm. Farrer, James Hawkins, Hiram H. Blackwell, James Keeler and Geo. Q. Cannon arrived at Honolulu as the first Latter-day Saint missionaries to Hawaii (Sandwich Islands)." (LDS Church Chronology 1805 - 1914, page 41) Read More
I don't know why you asked that question. "LDS" means "Latter Day Saints" and refers to anyone who is a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or LDS church. That is pretty self explanatory. So the LDS were ALWAYS allowed in the LDS church because the LDS church is made up of only LDS people. Duh. Read More
Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormon Church) are not allowed in nations which forbid them or where it is too dangerous to safely preach. Some countries (particularly Muslim nations in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa) will allow humanitarian missionaries but not preaching missionaries. Other countries (such as Russia) have strict rules about missionary numbers and activities. (In Russia church missionaries are called "volunteers" because their… Read More
It really is unknown as to the reason why people hated, and at times still hate Mormons. In the mid-1800s one state made it legal to kill any Mormon of any age, this decree was ordered after the governor was given misleading information. Today there are still groups or individuals that are hostile to Mormons. Not to long ago (2011) they had a man take a gun into a LDS (Mormon) church and kill a… Read More
Yes. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints keeps very meticulous records and will have a record of all missionaries and when and where they served. These records may not be available to the public, however. You could try contacting the mission office in Tennessee to see if they have the records, but you may need to contact Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City. Read More
Yes. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("LDS" or "Mormon") are generally known to be very clean, friendly, family-oriented people. They tend to be very active in serving in their communities and provide a lot of charity and humanitarian services. However, just being a member of the LDS church doesn't make you a good person. It is living out your faith by being Christlike that makes you a good person. Read More
If you would like to convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you will need to know the basic doctrines of the Church and have the personal knowledge that they are true. You will need to make sure that any questions you have about the Church have been answered by missionaries, local members, or through prayer. You will also need to know what is expected of Church members, and know that… Read More
Is the Mormon religion nothing more than a structure of control over those who have the unfortunate misfortune of simply being born into the religion?
No. The LDS Church (AKA Mormon Church) is growing faster than the birth rate of its membership. About 300,000 converts join the Church annually. So a lot of people are joining the LDS Church that were not born to LDS parents. Read More
No, he is not. His theology and LDS theology differ in many areas. According to LDS, people pre-exist in the spiritual realm before being born into the physical realm. LDS also believe in the possibility of being re-incarnated. There is a passage in the Bible refering to John the Baptist as Elijah by Jesus, and they claim this indicates he was the re-incarnation of Elijah. Sun Myung Moon teaches that John the Baptist had the… Read More
Mormonism came to Australia in 1840, when some Mormon converts from England moved there. In 1844 a small congregation was formed in Wellington with a handful of converts.Missionaries first arrived in Sydney October 1851. The first LDS church building was in Brisbane in 1904. The first LDS temple was in Sydney in 1984. Read More
Considering that Glenn has several children and that he is in good standing with the LDS church, we can safely conclude that he is NOT homosexual. (Although the LDS church does not exclude homosexuals from being members, engaging in homosexual sex is condemned by that church and can result in the person being "disfellowshiped" or excommunicated from the church as can any sex outside of marriage.) Read More
we are always connected to god if we invite him into our lives if we follow his commandments and pray to him we can grow a really good relationship with our heavenly father. go to lds.org and it can answer all of your questions i promise or contact lds missionaries and i promise you they will answer every question Read More
LDS edition of the Bible was created in 1979. Read More
LDS Student Association was created in 1960. Read More
All full-time young adult missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are expected to pay a flat rate of $400 per month for their missions, regardless of where they are serving. This covers their rent, utility bills, food, trasportation, insurance, teaching materials, and other expenses. Typically, the mission fee is paid by family or congregation members at home. If a missionary is unable to pay, the Church will provide the money needed… Read More
What an LDS Family Services counselor is paid is based on their experience and the need in their area. You would have to contact the individual agency to see what the compensation might be. Be aware that LDS Family Services will generally only hire counselors with Masters degrees and proper certification in related fields. The Church's compensation policy for all employees is that they will 'compete with the national market while acknowledging some degree of… Read More
LDS scriptures with a white cover are typically only found in LDS temples. They are produced by the Church but are not available to the general public or church membership through LDS Distribution. Cover colors available to the public are black, blue, green, and burgundy. You might try asking at the nearest temple if you can get a copy of their white scriptures when they are worn out and being replaced, you might be able… Read More
No, but his "Dancing with the Stars" partner, Julianne Hough was raised LDS. Read More
No. Trey Parker did not go on an LDS mission. Read More
a LDS person/Mormon is a christan person who believes in the book of morman. Read More
LDS stands for "Latter-day Saint". Someone who says that they are "LDS" is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Members of the Church prefer to use the abbreviation LDS rather than the nickname "Mormon". Read More
It depends on the teacher. Many LDS Institute teachers are volunteers and make no money. Others work part time and get paid a small amount because they only teach one or two classes. Wages also depend on experience and other duties that the teacher might have in the Church Education System. I would say that a non-volunteer LDS Instutute teacher would make anywhere between $10,000 and $50,000 per year. Read More
Yes and no. My parents were converts to LDS church and essentially I was raised in the faith and came to realization through prayer and through study that the LDS church is true. As I've gotten older, I have studied some of what the critics have stated in regards to my faith. I have found many of the arguments lacking. Consequently there is little difference between members who have been raised in the church and… Read More
LDS Business College was created on 1886-11-15. Read More
Handbook - LDS Church - was created in 1899. Read More