Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been approached by a Mormon missionary at one time or another in your life.
Why do these young men and women knock on my door and talk about religion?
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
But why do Mormon missionaries go door-to-door?
Even in a changing world, going door-to-door is still a fairly effective to find and talk to people. However, this is not the only type of outreach that the Mormon Church does. For example, the LDS Church has several official websites, an official Youtube channel, an online chat with Mormon missionaries and other ways to learn about the Mormon religion through new forms of media.
In addition, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has thousands of meetinghouses throughout the world where visitors are always welcome to attend.
Is this why my Mormon friend, family member or neighbor occasionally discusses religion with me?
Perhaps. It’s probably also because religion is an important part of the lives of Mormon Church members; therefore, a Mormon may very naturally bring up religion in conversation.
When Mormons do share their beliefs with others, it’s with the intention to share what has brought them happiness, peace and guidance in their lives.