Date: January 03, 2018 04:14AM
I sure wanted it to be true just like others here. I had all kinds of horrible church leaders while growing up in the church, yet somehow I continued to plow ahead in the church. It was towards the end of my mission, when it hit me.
We had just set a mega missionary goal to "flood" our area with copies of the BoM. So we reached our goal and had many to teach (this was the early 90s before Brother Google scared away the investigators~ lol). Unofficially, it was deemed a blunder because it didn't produce record numbers of convert baptisms. We did have some baptisms though. It just wasn't enough to impress the the higher-ups.
So we were told in June that the mission would not be receiving any more copies of the BoM until late Aug or early Sept. It got me thinking of how many of us were sacrificing so much to get people to Christ and yet the Church couldn't be bothered to send a small truck down with a bunch of BoM's that were probably gathering dust! Ultimately, it was this experience that I couldn't justify in my head. It really sagged my shelf to the point that other "corporate" decisions and policies brought it crashing down.
Here's my funny story about rationing our limited supply of BoM.http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1925676,1925676#msg-1925676
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2018 04:17AM by messygoop.