Why is it that other Christian Churches don’t send missionaries around? I’m not talking about crazy street corner preachers, I mean clean cut, good mannered guys or gals, coming right to my door. Mormons and Jehovah’s witnesses are the only ones I have ever seen doing this. Shouldn’t I be seeing a lot more Catholics and Protestants out sharing the good news; considering LDS and JWs are small in numbers compared to mainstream Christian churches?
The odd thing is, I actually enjoy discussing religion especially with people of different faiths. I often don’t agree with them; however, I find it fascinating to learn about what they believe. It helps me to change my thinking a bit, in a good way. Unfortunately, people now days don’t like to talk about religion. What a waste! How is being part of a religion significant if it is so personal you can never express it to anyone?
I’m not saying that I’ve never had missionaries come to my door. Occasionally, the JWs come by. I also had a visit from two college age Christians. When they came to my door one night and asked if they could pray for me and I invited them in. I was ready to talk, but apparently all the really wanted to do was say a prayer and then leave. I’m not sure if this is some non-LDS thing I’m not aware of or if they just saw the temple picture on the wall and decided to make a run for it. They didn’t even tell me what church they go to or invite me to attend. You’d think if someone let you in the door to pray you might want to at least invite them out to church. Anyway, I welcome people of different faiths into my home, I wish I had more come to visit and explain their beliefs, maybe even stay for dinner. Unfortunately, the only people that come consistently are the LDS missionaries and I already know what they believe.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not hurting for company I have a wife, children and plenty of friends. I just find the subject matter engaging and having someone come by gives me the excuse I need to take a break, sit down and talk. So next time your in town come by, I’ll save a spot on my couch and if your lucky we’ll have something to eat:).