Have you ever wondered what it’s like for someone to convert to Mormonism after being in another religion (or no religion at all?)
Before providing some links, let us first say this, quoting President Gordon B. Hinckley:
We recognize the good in all people. We recognize the good in all churches, in their efforts to improve mankind and to teach principles that lead to good, stable, productive living. To people everywhere we simply say, ‘You bring with you all the good that you have, and let us add to it. That is the principle on which we work.’
We as Mormons believe there has been a restoration of truth that can add to the good that people already have in their lives, and help them both face the challenges that life brings and also deepen its joys . Reading Mormon conversion stories can help you get a feel for why people choose Mormonism.
Here’s a story about a Buddhist man who converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Read a Mormon conversion story from a man who described himself as an “ardent secularist.”
Maria was raised Muslim but says, “since I was a young child I have always been interest [sic] in other religions, always wondered which one Heavenly Father favored the most. This interest had me in a search for many years studying many wonderful faiths, from buddhism to catholicism.” Find out why Maria chose Mormonism.
You can search many other mormon.org profiles like Maria’s. Browse profiles randomly, or search based on people’s previous religious persuasions, ethnicity, location, age, and/or gender. You’ll find that some of us are converts, some are lifelong Mormons. But as you browse these profiles, you can see common threads of what our faith means to us.
There are also many stories of faith at the site Mormon Converts. These stories can be browsed by prior religion, including the following:
Atheist / Agnostic
Church of England
Church of Ireland
Church of Scotland
LDS (born/raised Mormon)