I grew up in a Baptist household and grew in my knowledge of the Bible greatly because they had a good Sunday School program. I became an atheist after being disappointed by some teachings and doctrines. I couldn’t comprehend how so many denominations were around but they all used the same verses to support vastly different doctrine. I became an atheist for a few months before I joined a Non-denominational church. My wife began meeting with Mormon missionaries and invited me to meet them, so I did. I studied all I could so that I could debate with the missionaries. I had many talking points that I hoped would win me the debate. The missionaries were very kind and answered my questions calmly and rationally. They gave me a Book of Mormon to read and pray if it was true. I began to read and pray. I wasn’t convinced at first but I began to come to know that it was true. I came to understand with so many denominations, the gospel needed to be restored back to how Jesus Christ set it up in the New Testament. I sent a text to the missionaries and told them that I was ready to be baptized.
I was baptized on November 1st, 2014. I was called to give a speech in Sacrament meeting and I even taught a lesson in the young men’s class. Everyone has a voice in this church and everyone can have an opportunity to bear their testimony in church. I would encourage you to study your Bible, study the Book of Mormon, study the Doctrine and Covenants, and study the Pearl of Great Price. The Holy Spirit will reveal all truth if you humbly seek, read, and pray about it.
– Matthew Lunsford