During my lunch with Wendy, Amber and I quizzed her about her faith but there just was not enough time to feel like I had a handle on it. Everything felt so foreign to me. Some of the things she told me were just amazing. For instance, the leaders of her church receive a calling to lead and are not paid. Also, in her area another denomination ran out of money to finish a new church and the Mormon community rallied and helped this church with the building. Yes, I think that is amazing.
Well, as I said, when I returned to Denver I started a nightly Web search for more information. I believe the site was Mormon.org where I read a sentence that offered a free Book of Mormon. Of course I signed up, gave my address and submitted my request. Guess what popped up....A Mormon Missionary will contact you to deliver your Book of Mormon.
At first I was a little nervous wondering when they would come over and what would I say. Remember, I am a Lutheran, and we have some different beliefs. This was the first of September and as time passed I put it out of my mind. A couple of days ago I listened to a message on my answering machine and it was from a Missionary. Unfortunately, he did not leave his phone number.
Tonight, I was reading my Blog Hop when I heard the doorbell ring. I grabbed Cecil and ran down the stairs to answer the door. I just knew it would be one of the neighbor kids trying to sell popcorn. Boy was I surprised when I opened the door and saw two Mormon Missionaries standing there, with big smiles and my new Book of Mormon.
I invited them in ( as I was looking around counting the number of wine bottles on my kitchen bar!) Yikes!
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They sat on the sofa and of course the cats were running around and trying to get into their backpacks!
All around, pretty embarrassing! We had a nice chat and they suggested a place in the Book to start reading and asked if I would then pray about what I had read. That was easy, I can do that! Then they want to stop back over and discuss..what I have learned. Oh My Goodness!
This will be a fascinating read. I should also discuss this with Pastor Langewisch or Pastor Tim at some point. I want to learn, keep an open mind and heart, and compare it to what I have been taught. I will keep you Posted!