I remember the days. I like what Rob has to say here.
For many people, the extent of their interaction with the LDS Church has been responding to a knock on the front door from a pair of smiling young men or women announcing, “Hi! We’re representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and want to share a message with you.” In most cases, the door is shut before you know whether you’ve just been visited by Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the youngest FBI agents in history.
Who are these young people, and what are they up to?
I was very surprised when I began serving my mission in 1985 to run into people who had been “prepared” by their friends or ministers as to how to handle LDS missionaries when they encountered them. More disturbing to me than the misinformation behind some of the questions directed at us was the underlying notion that LDS missionaries were trained either in brainwashing…
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