Group: soc.religion.mormon · Group Profile
Author: hlillywh Date: Dec 23, 2007 02:33
Von Fourche wrote:
> I've been asking questions about the LDS religion on an LDS message
> Last week my soul broke down and I realized for the first time in my
> life I need God and Jesus. I was not religious and have never read anything
> about religion. I have never read the Bible and have not gone to church
> since I was a child and I'm in my early 30's now.
> I want to attend an LDS church in January and hopefully become a regular
> I am not wealthy. I am not handsome. I am not a good talker. I'm not a
> good dresser
Welcome to the club. You've just described most LDS members. There
are a few stuck-up wards around (church members are still human) but
in most places you will fit right in.
> You think the LDS church will take me as a member? The members of the LDS
> forum I've been posting keep telling me not to worry.
There is no requirement for looks, suave speaking ability, nor wealth
to join. The requirements are faith and willingness to live the
teachings of the gospel.
> Will they accept me? I'm a loner, I will show up alone. I have no wife
> or girlfriend to take with me, far from it.
> They run beautiful commercials on TV. That's one of the reasons why I
> want to join. They promise that you can find direction in your life. Well,
> I need direction and all
> this hate out of my soul. I need some bravery from the Heavenly Father and
Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and do it. Show up at
church and introduce yourself to a few people. Ask to meet the
bishop. If you know members or missionaries in that ward, ask some of
them to go with you.
You'll find that church members vary from shy to very outgoing, much
like anyone else. However most will be happy to welcome you.
Above all, keep studying the scriptures etc. and remember that the
church is the Lord's but that doesn't require members to be perfect.
That applies to you and other members equally. They won't be perfect
in the way they welcome you and you don't have to be perfect in how
you interact with them.