I wonder sometimes what I would have done if I was not born into an LDS family, always believing in God. At different points of my life there have been times where I know I would not want to hear two missionaries knocking on my front door. I knew I was doing things I should not be doing. I wasn't just making bad choices as a Mormon, I was making bad choices, period. No one wants to hear what they already know - especially from two young men who seem happy and genuinely wanting to share a message of hope.
I would like to think that when the time was right, and again I found two young men on my doorstep, I would at listen politely. Would I say thanks, but no thanks? or would I be touched by the spirit and want to know more? I honestly don't know what I would have done but I can imagine it takes Prayer - asking God to help me recognize truth. Faith to consider things I hadn't thought of before. Strength to Act on that Faith, and Courage to stand up for the things I believe in.
I have always feel a bit envious of those special people who are converts to the LDS faith. They have that defining moment when the spirit touches their hearts and they know what those two missionaries are saying, is true. I have listened many times as they each tell their story. These are the people who did answer the door, did pray to know the truth, did have courage and strength. I want to share one of those stories, told by the couple themselves. They are my neighbors, ward members and yes, they are just as friendly and kind as they seem.
Introducing: Tom & Maggie Scott
You can purchase their story "It's True" at http://tomscottitstrue.blogspot.com/p/its-true.html or visit their blog at http://tomscottitstrue.blogspot.com/