Former Member Of A Protestant Church
I Now Know The Truth
By Seiko Tanner
I myself is a convert in the Church. I grew up in
the family of nine in Fukuoka, Japan. Since my father graduated from
Doshisha University, he studied a Bible. Because of his educational
background, my father sent all the seven kids to Protestant Church
near our house.
We all went to Church every Sunday. When I was 17,
I started to question myself concerning Sabbath day. The protestant
church we attended those days did teach of Christ but they didn't
enforce to practice. Also our church minister taught about Jesus
Christ as a teacher but nothing else. I asked my dad if I quitted to
attend the church and he said "yes".
After I stopped going to the church, I felt empty
inside. I started to look for a church I'd like to attend and
everyone around me started to approach me to join their church such
as Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist and etc. I didn't feel like going to
any of their churches, then one day, I decided to take an English
lesson from a missionary from Lutheran church.
He introduced me that he met two missionaries on
the street and they preached on the streets and they called
themselves, "Mormons". When I heard "Mormon", I felt strange and
wanted to know more about the name, "Mormon".
A few weeks later, I saw two American Mormon
missionaries on the street then I approached them which was the
start of me taking missionaries discussions. I was baptized and I've
been a member about more than 30 years. I served my mission in
Sapporo Mission and I graduated from BYU-H later
on. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don't
know what I will do without not knowing the truth.
I know this that our Father in Heaven and His Son
Jesus Christ live and lead us daily and they know us by our names. I
know that the Book of Mormon is true and we have a living prophet,
Pres. Gordon B. Henkley today.
I'm very happy and am glad that I'm a member of
this true Church.