So this is my first blog and I thought maybe I could share my experience meeting Mormons. I grew up in Germany, and we don't really get their type there. I've only ever seen a few in their spiffy suits, riding their bikes around town, but I had never talked to one before. Mostly people at home are either Catholic (like my family) or Protestant. And of course we have Muslims and various other little splinter groups, but mostly those are around because immigrants from Turkey, Russia etc brought them over. But it is a lot easier to keep track of the different religions back home than it is in the US!
So when we moved into the house we are in now (Kansas), one of our neighbors was a young couple with a little boy named Zeke. During the summer I spent a lot of time in the backyard and would regularly have conversations with them and watch them play with their kid. They were so friendly, eager to learn about me and my home and opinions, and their kid was very well behaved. I remember one time he broke off a branch from a tree and his mother told him not to do it again, because even the tree is a living thing and its life should be respected. I usually don't see parents around here do this kind of thing so it was a bit strange, but nice.
The funny thing is, never once did they try to talk to me about religion. And only when my mum came to visit us from Germany and they wanted to buy her a bible as a souvenir before she left (what a nice thing to do!), did I learn that they were Mormons! Boy was I shocked :) I always expected them to be very outspoken about their beliefs and that it would be pretty obvious if I ever came across one.
So I guess my question is, what are your experiences with Mormons?
From my experience they are very nice people to have around and would probably help you out in a tight spot, even if it's just to secure their seat in heaven :) Maybe I was just lucky, but it probably beats some fundamentalist Christian trying to preach to you :p