Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recent Conversion Story

Every once in a while, I do a blog search for the phrase "Book of Mormon" Most of the links it returns are positive meaning they're pro-BoM. Today I ran accross this little conversion story:

After much soul searching, scripture reading, and prayer Ive decided to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ive came along way in my search for Truth. I was an atheist working at a group home for at risk youth working the night shift. I had a young kid that would relive past molestations when he slept at night. I called out for God to help him. That was around six years ago and from that time on I have been studying the Bible and trying to find God's will for my life. I have went through different stages on my quest. I studied "Things that Differ" and "The Plot" at one point. And attended a few Baptist Churches. Then I saw the power of God in a "Oneness" Church called Truth Tabernacle. I went there for a year learning all I could. Finally one day helping my Dad clean out his house I came upon a Book of Mormon. He told me to throw it away, but I asked for it instead. He gave it to me and I started reading it. I liked it so much I orderded a Triple Combination off of ebay and was reading a lot every night at work. I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true, and felt a warmth descend on me. A few days later the missionaries were out tracking and happened upon my house. It was two sister missionaries. They said that they were not going to come inside because I have a fenced in yard and a dog. But one of the sisters felt the Holy Ghost leading her and told the other sister that they had to knock on my door. I had no idea that Mormons came door to door at the time and was shocked that they had come to my house. I thought they were local church members but later found out they came from California and Idaho to Indiana to teach the Gospel. This was in November of last year. I have went to Church, had many lessons by a few different missionaries, ate and had classes with other members. Fought with my parents and girlfriend over going to the Mormon Church. After much pondering and study I can no longer deny the testimony in my heart. The Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, Gordon Hinckley is the Prophet today, and Jesus Christ is the head of the LDS Church. I have a deep desire to be baptized, and to follow the commandments of the Lord. I pray that everyone on this board gives the Book of Mormon a read through and prays about it. The Church of Christ has been Restored. God is Good.

It's interesting to note that the author is from Indiana. Perhaps the Book of Mormon his dad had in the garage came from Bookslinger whose blog (Flooding the Earth With the Book of Mormon) is about how he distributes dozens (if not hundreds) of copies of the Book of Mormon ... Bookslinger lives in Indiana.