Door-to-door ministry helps Mormons, Baptists reach converts
Our take: Of all the faiths who evangelize in the U.S., the four largest denominations are the Catholic Church, Southern Baptists, the United Methodist Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, respectively. Southern Baptists and Latter-day Saints manage their ministries differently but both rely on volunteers to share messages of faith door to door.
Jake Pulsipher's first day as a working missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began at 6:30 a.m. with prayer and exercise, followed by breakfast and study.
Then he put on a black suit, white shirt, and red tie, along with his official name tag, and headed out to knock on doors and tell people about Jesus. In doing so, he became the latest of 20,000 Mormon missionaries in the United States.
In Knoxville, Tenn., Southern Baptists Kevin and Kristi Cabe quit their jobs and sold their cars and most of their belongings. They're moving to Brooklyn, N.Y., where they'll spend their two years as two of the 4,000 who the Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board placed nationwide.
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