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My baptism date had been set for next week & I had been looking forward to it very much. I have been seeing the missionaries regularly, attending services & starting to make friends there. However, it turns out that I had been assigned to the wrong ward (through no one’s fault within the ward). It feels like I’ve been ‘kicked out’ of one church only to have to start all over again with new people & new missionairies in another. I don’t feel that I can go through with baptism as planned as I strongly believe that you don’t just sign up to a set of principles, you are joining a group of people, and I’m back to square one on that front. It might be difficult for people that have always been in the church to appreciate, but starting from scratch in a new environmnent is a monumentally big thing (something which many people won’t contemplate) & it’s also disruptive to my kids who I’d started to get involved in the church.
I’m wondering if I should take it as a sign from God that I shouldn’t join? I had asked that if it wasn’t his plan for me, to make it really clear to me. I have a lot more praying & discerning to do, but any thoughts or wise advice would be very gratefully appreciated. Many thanks.
Js from Northumberland, UK,
(This question was posted by someone who decided to join the "Mormon Church," perhaps thanks in part to answers posted on AllAboutMormons.com. Click here to see other questions posted by Mormon converts.)