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The Mormon Church has admitted that going door-to-door is a little old-fashioned. Instead, they have announced that they’ll start using sites like Facebook to build a online presence and bolster recruitment.

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Sunday that missionaries won’t be going door-to-door to evangelize and will instead use the Internet to probe potential new members.

They say that they recognize the growing power and importance of social media and admitted that going to the homes of perfect strangers in-person hasn’t been terribly effective lately.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/814344/mormon-church-to-stop-going-door-to-door-will-recruit-online-instead/#eDUmD7GwFOeBuUst.99

 

 

 

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I did a little research .. Apparently they are not stopping .. Just changing their focus at different times of the day.. And opening up their temples .. / meeting places to day time use .....

I guess we shall see what transpires...

And so, LDS missionaries are now authorized to use the Web "during the less-productive times of day," Perry said, "chiefly in the morning..

Salt Lake City tribune.. Close as I can get to the source

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56501894-78/missionaries-church-missionary-lds.html.csp

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Friends in Central America tell us that the newspapers there have announced that Mormons have just opened - this June - a massive campus in Mexico City to train their missionaries in the Spanish language to cover all the Spanish speaking countries from Mexico through Central America and down into South America. The campus can hold up to 1000 students.So they aren't stopping the door-to-door evangelising method in that area.

 

Facebook, the Mormons feel, is just more effective in Western and English-speaking countries where people are more used to or annoyed by so many salespersons and preachers calling at homes, is the impression I get from the Telegraph's version of the article, but they aren't stopping the old method.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9369477/Mormons-turn-to-Facebook-evangelism.html

 

However, the majority of Mormons only do a couple of years full-time after school and before they marry, so there's only comparatively few doing it around the world anyway.A couple who visited us earleir this year, told me that there were 50,000 of them (all calling themselves elders) that year preaching around the World. 

 

Actually, even we are finding the door-to-door method is getting difficult, with many locked inaccessible apartment blocks, gated communities/homes and 'no-caller' signs up on doors and gates so we can't get access to them, so we are trying different methods of reaching people, such as market/fair stalls or trolleys or street-work in public places and our website.

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