On a busy Friday afternoon in the Conference Center, the questions were coming even faster than usual:

"Where do Mormons come from, anyway?" "Where are the Golden Plates?" "Why do you work here without any compensation?" "How much did this building cost, and where did the Church get the money?"

These were only a few of the many inquiries regularly fielded by building hosts from those visiting the Conference Center, many with only limited familiarity with the Church, its history and its teachings.

My experience at the Conference Center dates to nearly a year ago when I volunteered to serve as a building host.

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