|Dallas, TX -- Why do people join The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints and become a Mormon? What
makes a Pastor, Priest or Nun leave their lifelong faith and
profession to join the LDS Church, who offers no paid clergy
positions? Why is conversion to the Mormon faith such
a life-changing event? These questions are answered on
a unique new website being launched on January 1, 2002.
LDS Conversion Stories (www.ldsconversion.com)
is the site and it's bound to make an impact on the web.
The new website is dedicated to promoting stories of
conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, from people of all backgrounds and from all around
the world. "More and more, people are asking the
question, 'Why do people join the LDS faith?' and this
website provides the answers, first hand," says Cooper
Johnson, the owner of the website and member of The Church
of Jesus Christ.
Read the story of Eldridge Cleaver, former leader of the
Black Panthers, but a Latter-day Saint when he died.
Read the story of a man who witnessed Gladys Knight share
her conversion story and how this rough and tough guy shed tears
for the first time in a religious setting. Read the
story of a former Anti-Mormon who went from fighting and
criticizing the Church of Jesus Christ to finding truth,
hope and peace in it. Read amazing stories from
Johnson explains, "While there are many differences
between Latter-day Saint Christians and adherents of other
religions, one difference I continue to notice lies in the
stories of conversion." Once a few stories are
read, it is easy to truly understand that these are
The site allows you to select from different categories,
to read from. Want to read about someone with a
Catholic background in Latin America? Just click and
read. How about people of Jewish backgrounds or people
who converted in their youth? Click and read. How
about African-American or other ethnic backgrounds?
They are all just a click away.
"I hope this website helps people of all faiths
understand that conversion to the LDS faith is a true
conversion to Jesus Christ and His gospel. It is
powerful and it is real," concludes Johnson.
Being the first website of it's kind, Johnson also says
that he plans to grow the website and invites all to send in
their conversion story, "It certainly fills a void in
religious cyberspace. There is nothing quite like it