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Old 04-24-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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When I moved from Detroit to rural CO, it was total religious culture shock. Where I grew up, Jehovas' Witnesses would make their rounds around town maybe once or twice a year, and the weirdest thing they ever did was ask to come inside.

...then I moved to CO. And moved to a college campus with LDS churches on 3 sides. Very interesting experience, lol.

So I'm curious: Where do you live (be as general or specific as you want) and do you ever encounter mormon prosletizers?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Provo, Utah
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Orem, Utah. I encounter them from time to time and am about to become one myself.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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We live in SE Michigan and have encountered them here from time to time, going door to door. When we lived in Glendale, AZ a couple of years ago, we encountered a lot of them. They were always very nice and polite, although the ones who came to our door were a little aggressive. My dh basically just told them what we believe based on the Bible, asked them a few questions about what they believe, and they went on their way. It was all very civil. I think that most LDS church members are nice people who feel that they have a mission to spread their personal belief system to others, same as a lot of other religions. I figure live and let live, if they're polite and listen to what I have to say then I will be polite and listen to what they have to say. They won't change my belief system, and I won't change theirs.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I usually see them almost everyday where I live here in Houston. [Htown probably see them too here in Third ward.] However, no I've never had an encounter with them. I've walked past them a few times though, but they are pretty nice people. It's usually those dudes on bikes with the suits.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Washington D.C. and no. Though I was told by the JW's in NC that often when we went to Bible study in the public library, the Mormons were just a table over.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Frankfurt. Yes, there are American Mormon missionaries here. Kids right out of college. Some of the nicest people you would ever meet.

Last edited by JMT; 06-01-2013 at 10:49 AM.. Reason: Removed inflammatory comments.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Orem, Utah. I encounter them from time to time and am about to become one myself.
Good luck! I'm from just north of you, and it's not long till my mission either!

(Obviously, I've seen missionaries just like you.)
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Interesting! And in hindsight, I'm glad this conversation hasn't been taken over and turned into a flame war. I know that the "Mormon belt" includes UT, NV, parts of CO, NM, and AZ, but it's interesting to hear from people in other locales, too, as well as those who live right in the belt. I remember being shocked to come across many Mormons and Mormon churches when I was in Jamaica.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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We live in SE Michigan and have encountered them here from time to time, going door to door. When we lived in Glendale, AZ a couple of years ago, we encountered a lot of them. They were always very nice and polite, although the ones who came to our door were a little aggressive. My dh basically just told them what we believe based on the Bible, asked them a few questions about what they believe, and they went on their way. It was all very civil. I think that most LDS church members are nice people who feel that they have a mission to spread their personal belief system to others, same as a lot of other religions. I figure live and let live, if they're polite and listen to what I have to say then I will be polite and listen to what they have to say. They won't change my belief system, and I won't change theirs.
Agreed. Very polite, in my experiences, except for when you aren't willing to talk at all and say "no thank you" in one way or another.

Live and let life--perfectly said.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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North Dallas, and haven't encountered any. I knew a Mormon guy back in high school, and I think I know of a Mormon church in my area, but haven't seen the guys in suits riding bikes.
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