Former Presbyterian Church Members
"Church Isn't Good For You?"
By Claudette Kay
I was born and raised in California. My sister and
I were sent to the nearest church by our parents. It was a
Presbyterian Church. I was about 10 and I remember coming home one
day crying because the topic had been about Hell and Hell Fire, etc.
It was not uplifting and to a child, a little
frightening. My mother's comment was "church isn't good for you."
As I grew a little older, I went to many churches.
The Catholic, Baptist, The Beverly Christian church, etc. I was
obviously searching for a church that was "good for me."
When I was 24 I was introduced to a man that grew
up in Utah. He was different. Maybe it was his countenance, I can't
really say. I was a waitress and he ate lunch where I worked. He
said he was going to Utah for a couple weeks in October. I asked him
if he was a Mormon. He said he was and I asked a few more questions.
I had the missionaries come to a friends home
because my parents wouldn't allow them in our home and I had more
questions that needed to be answered. After only 3 discussions I
knew this was what I'd looked for.
Anyone who thinks the "Mormons" aren't Christians
are wrong. I would never have joined any Church that didn't believe
in Christ and bring me happiness.
I was uninformed about The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints and people who make snap judgments need to get
the correct information about the Mormons before they make remarks
about another persons religion.