Thank you for providing this forum for all of us. I have learned so much from the information here, and from the questions and answers that you post from LDS followers and from other investigators. I undertaken my own personal investigating of the church (reading, research, websites and blogs). I have particularly enjoyed the “mormon messages” on youtube. They truly warm my heart. I also read the online “mormon times” almost daily. I have not yet visited the LDS ward closest to me. I really want to, so I must simply do it! In the meantime, here are my questions: 1) did you grow up as lds, or did you convert? I know that LDS doctrine rejects the trinity, and accepts that God, or Heavenly Father, is a being of “flesh and bone. ” was this a difficult concept to accept, or did it actually make more sense to you? I know of many Christians who accept the trinity, but don’t really understand it — they just take it as gospel. Did you have to go through that process (with the differing mormon doctrines) when you converted (if you did convert)? 2) the biggest thing I am struggling with is the concept of exaltation, or becoming a (or like) God. Please know that I mean no disrespect, but that doctrine feels almost blasphemous to me, and it is probably the main reason I have not taken the next step in investigating the church. Any insight you have regarding this doctrine would be most appreciated. Do you know of converts who struggled with these things (concept of the Godhead, and exaltation) during their investigation? When and how were they/you able to accept this teaching? Do you (and do you think most mormons) believe that they will be exalted to God or God-like status with the ability to have their own spirit-children? 3) I don’t know if this is possible, but if there is any way I can converse (trade emails) with any converts (from mainline Christian denominations), I would really appreciate that–perhaps one or two of the folks that so kindly responded to my question on your site? If this is not possible, I understand. I just believe that a convert from another Christian faith tradition would have a different perspective than missionaries born into the faith (which is why I haven’t yet contacted the missionaries).