What Do You Mormons Do?
An LDS Temple
Community, Church, and Gospel
Asked by a member of another religion, "What do Mormons do?" one bishop of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints (LDS) replied with these salient points:
Practicing LDS members attend three hours of their reiigious services each Sunday.
Members strive to keep the Sabbath Day holy.
Members follow a "Word Of Wisdom" (No Alcohol, Coffee. Tea, or Smoking)
Members tithe 10% or more of their increase.
Members have no payed ministry, even sharing the cleaning of their own houses of worship.
Members fast once a month and donate what they would have spent for those two meals to the needs of the poor and the needy. This is separate from their tithing.
Member homes are visited twice each month with a gospel message and attention to any special needs for assistance and sincere, concerned friendship.
Members help with service projects for other members and their communities.
Members set aside one evening each week to gather and share within each family.
Twice each year, in April and again in October, LDS members hold a worldwide conference to be taught and share 10 hours of singing and instruction from their prophet, apostles, and other general authorities.
Some service projects include administering the Sacrament and priesthood blessings to shut-ins, the sick, and the aged; providing wedding and funeral receptions, helping members with moving, cleaning, and clearing snow or debris.
Many members also attend their local temple frequently.
As a result of all these activities, this LDS bishop tells non-members, "It's a miracle anybody joins this church...but they do; and at a time when other churches may have declining numbers of members, we have one of the fastest growing churches in the world with 16 million members here and around the world."
He adds: "We seek to be in the world, but not of the world."