Elizabeth - 7/16/2018
My bishop is being so controlling and has told people in my ward to not speak to me due to the fact that I told him Jesus Christ is in control of my life not him and he practically had a heart attack and told me I was being ridiculous. It was so hurtful. I am grateful for everything that the church did for me, but I'm just too much of an independent thinker to be in the church. It's just not in my destiny. :
Rob - 7/5/2018
Hello,...I'm an ex-mo. Have many friends in the community, and even though I left, I didn't "go to hell" as I was told I would over decades. I've moved past the anger and bargaining in my grieving, and have reached acceptance. What amazes me?... I'm happier now than I ever have been. Go figure.
Samuel Roe - 6/17/2018
My dad is Shane Roe, who recently shared his video testimonial with your community. Although I'm not a Christian myself, I wanted to thank you for giving him a community to ease his transition out of the Church. I know this community is really important to him, and I'm glad to see his recovery from Mormonism.
Despite my personal differences in religion, I believe you are doing good work, and I hope you will continue to help those seeking to escape Mormonism and find meaning in their lives. May your paths be ever true to you.
John Morris - 4/20/2018
From my earliest age of 6, my mother was lost after my Dad passed away in 1966. The missionaries were very likeable which with their sales tactics, my mother bought into it. So after my mother married a 1st Counselor in our branch. in 1982 I was stationed in Utah with the Air Force, at Hill. My friends there got me involved with my future ex-wife. We were married in the SLC Temple. We were sent to Lajes Air Base where we were part of a small congregation. Fulfilled many callings.
So that takes me to about two years ago... I had questioned the church for a few years but after talking with a good Christian friend he told me that everything Smith came up with was fake. Then my wife now asked me a question that I just couldn't answer... She asked me if when we go to heaven if I was still going to be married to my Ex. I told her no but in the back of my mind is that yes we would be. I just had to do a lot of research to come to the realization that the church was a fraud.
Christy - 4/8/2018
Raised my parents were main stream LDS till I was about 12 and my father converted to fundamental LDS and dragged me into it, kicking and screaming, when I was about 15. I found friends in the Allred group and eventually married an Allred. Determined to be a faithful wife and D&C 132 believer I tried to help my husband find another wife. By the time we were 25 I had learned too much of how fundamental LDS can't to be and couldn't believe it anymore. Spent about a year back in the mainstream LDS church but when the missionaries tried telling my eight year old boy that the "prophet" spoke to God for him I just couldn't do it anymore. Soon there after I found a Bible teaching Christian Church, told myself I was not going to get baptised there. A few months later, I knew it was where I needed to be. Jesus was my savior and I finally had a relationship with Him. Me, my hubby and our little family of five boys and one girl, attend SMCC in Draper. It's been wonderful to see them grow and learn about a loving God.
Cherie - 1/29/2018
I grew up on Guam, in the 1960's, we moved to Utah in 1975, attended Hillcrest HIgh, moved to Boston area in the 80's... was LDS from birth till 2016 when I asked to have my name removed, why? Because I read the New Testament and couldn't find enough Jesus at Church. I've been Primary President, YW President, Seminary teacher, all out in the Boston area. I did an interview on Earl Erskine's program. I have tons of family in the SL area. My Grandmother on my father's side was a Barlow, escaped from that polygamous group. I graduated from BYU law in 2008. I am living in Tennessee and considering going to a college run by the Freewill Baptist church here for a Masters degree in Theology... because I don't think I know the Bible well enough. I live in Tennessee close by the school. The last of our 8 children is graduating this Spring... anyway... They are such good people. Most of the Mormons try so hard. It would create so much peace if they only knew they could "rest" in the Lord, and "wait" on him. I'm learning how to do that! I would like to come to the fellowship when I am in Utah... I'm there frequently... Thanks for your efforts for us... The Lord is working very hard to prepare for a Third Great Awakening... The ex Mormons are part of that work.
Dee - 1/18/2018
Hi. I live in Pleasant Grove, UT. I left the LDS church in 2007, 3 months after I graduated from BYU. I am an older widowed women. I was going to BYU for a Bachelor's in Family History. I left the church alone. My husband and grown children stayed with the church. My husband passed away in 2012. We moved to Utah in 2004 from California. Most of my friends live down there. I live in a 55+ apt complex. I call it an extension of the local LDS Ward. The only reason I live here is because of my daughters and grandchildren. I have no other friends. I attend Calvary Mountain View in American Fork. I love the pastor, but it has been hard feeling like I really belong. Most of the people I attend church with have been Christians most of their life. I would love to meet your group, but not sure if it is mostly for younger people. It is hard being out of the LDS church in Utah County. I think it would help me to be around other believers that came out of Mormonism.
Alice Botsford - 9/10/2017
One morning, after studying my lesson for Sunday School...looking over my music for primary...writing in my journal...I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies for my five kids who were at school...it changed my life! I had chocolate chip salvation! You are welcome to receive my testimony upon request. Woke up a firm believer in Mormonism...by lunch time...Jesus Christ completely changed my life!!!!!
Susan Beyer - 1/11/2017
Member 47 years. Disillusioned by studying Church History.
I'm married 47 years to a True Believer, former Bishop who accepts my disbelief.
I consider myself a Secular Humanist. I believe all religion is a social construct based upon prevailing myth.
One can be GOOD without GOD.
david - 11/17/2016
met two young ladies about 50 plus days ago. I told them at the time while i was doing my laundry that and listening to my favorite violin music. They both took a interest in what i liked. After talking for a bit i told let them know how to find me. the following day they showed up not knowing that they were lds. please contact me,for the rest.
Amy - 10/27/2016
Hi...converted for my husband, to make him and his family happy. Never felt entirely right for me. It's such a long story. Tried to tell him I couldn't do it anymore be something I am notand he threatened to divorce me. After 6 more years and an inability to even speak to him about the matter, I left. I was so emotionally and spiritually weak. He filed for divorce from me and convinced me to let him take my kids. I can't believe I did that, but that's how insidious this religion can be. We are both happily remarried and I have a healthy non LDS church life with my husband. But I have enormous guilt at not having custody of my children as a woman, especially - it's very isolating and lonely place and agreeing that they could be raised in the church. It is an every day anguish. But I believe in Jesus Christ and HIS teachings and somehow I am going to get through. Thank you for letting me vent. Support would be amazing.
nicol zambos - 9/7/2016
Left Mormonism 5 years ago but my family is still stuck inside.
L. Roundy - 8/14/2016
Tired of being lied to. Tired of untrained, uneducated, lay leadership. Just tired. I am in search of happiness and peace. Take care of the poor and suffering and real estate and shopping malls don't matter.
Brian - 6/24/2016
Hi. I am tired of pretending and supporting a way of living like the Pharisees. I believe in Jesus Christ and want to know HIM. Friends would be great. This is life changing!
jeremie - 6/8/2016
Recent ex mormon
Richard Nurnberg - 6/5/2016
I am looking for and wanting "true" Christian fellowship. After 46 years of service in the LDS Church, I find myself totally disillusioned and devastated to learn that I have been deceived and lied to. And to make matters worse, when the brethren are made aware of, as if they didn't already know, the lies and deceptions being perpetuated on members and non-members alike, they continue to give apologetic answers to try to satisfy the masses. I find myself in limbo not knowing how to move forward from here. I am unable to continue serving in a church whose leaders refuse to admit the seriousness of the falsehoods taught and preached by the early church leaders. I find myself asking, how could I have been so blinded to true Cristian principals and allowed myself to be so deceived. Ashamed? Yes I am. Hurt? Most definately. Feeling lost? Oh yeah!!! Looking for help on how to get out of the mess I find myself in? You bet. A very good friend and brother who attends the group in West Jordan, Utah has invited, recommended and encourages me to attend this groups activities. He feels I can benefit from, receive fellowship from, and maybe eventually find opportunities to serve. I have always considered myself to be a follower and servant of Christ, Jesus. He said, "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one cometh to the Father but by Me ." Please reach out to me.
Terry - 4/17/2016
I'm glad I found your website. I am also Ex-LDS and would love to help in your ministry. Here is my wife's video of our leaving the LDS church.
Chandra Anderson - 3/15/2016
My husband and I moved to Utah to start new evangelical congregations and have a heart for those journeying out of Mormonism as well as those still in. Just wanted to stop in and say there are people here in Utah who love you and are here for you if you ever need anything.
Lauren McNamara - 3/3/2016
Hey, I was a convert from Chicago about 5 years ago. Moved all the way to SLC 3.5 years ago where by husband I had no friends or family for the church, only to learn of all the horrible realities and corruptions. We can't leave yet cause my husband works here now but I feel trapped. I hate it here so much. Whenever I think the madness cant get any more despicable it does. I don't know how to cope with being in the horrible place the church has created. There is so much trauma here, so much pain, so much BS. My heart hurts all the time now. I don't know what to do.
Renae Storms - 12/26/2015
Hello! I was LDS for about 30 years...I was a convert to Mormonism at 18, left in my mid to late 40's...trusted Christ alone for my salvation at 50...Just moved to Utah from Texas...so excited to be here and looking forward to meeting y'all!
Side note...Rob thanks for starting the Dallas exmo group that was a huge part in my journey out, and I'm glad we're 'neighbors' again. :
barbara &Rusty Dunbar - 10/6/2015
Mormons 40 yrs. started reading the Bible and God got us quickly. Caused much pain and heart ache with 4 of 5 kids. But so happy to be free in Christ. Looking forward to meeting all of you
Matt - 9/30/2015
I am the CFO for Courageous Christians United
Brooke Pauley - 8/30/2015
Hello! My name is Brooke Pauley and I am a person who was never Mormon, but strongly considered the religion as Truth. I did not grow up in the church, but today I am a practicing Christian and madly in love with the Lord. Thank you so much for your efforts of loving the LDS church and bring Truth to them. My heart breaks heavily for them. Thank you!
Frances Groneman - 7/29/2015
Mormon for 70 years but always had doubts. Now 77. "Locked in" here in Provo but have a few good Christian friends. Feel like I'm just spinning my wheels and would love to get into some kind of ministry. Former teacher experience with Preschool through graduate school. Trained and experienced in music but prefer traditional styles. I'm a good teacher writer and speaker. Mild physical handicap/limitations but mentally and spiritually fit for the Good Fight!
ROBYN - 5/15/2015
Hi, I am so excited to see all these groups and organizations popping up. I left the church several years ago and prompted by my father to write about my life in mormonland and my path to Christ. It took a decade and got the courage to publish it. All we can say to the Mormon masses to help them walk out the door of the church and into Christ's loving arms, we must do........God bless and support you courageous people...
Jacob Bills - 5/13/2015
I'm currently a Mormon. I'm seeking an unbiased approach to the truth about God, wherever that truth may be. My salvation depends on it.
Jannette Mavis Harvey Hobbs - 5/8/2015
I've been a member of this meetup since 2011.
Kay Johnson - 4/28/2015
Oh, I can't wait to meet all of you. I know you're a great group because so many people tell me about you two. I love the Erskines, the Wilders, and Kay Brown and many many more that I have met in this 3 month journey. Thanks for your meet up group. God bless
Earl and Karla Erskine - 4/20/2015
May God bless you in your sincere efforts to bridge Mormons to Christianity.
Timothy Oliver - 4/12/2015
Glad you are still continuing the meet-ups. It's great fellowship whether it's mostly old-timers, newbies, or everything in between. It's so important for people who are trying to break free of Mormonism, or have recently escaped, to have safe fellowship with people who have already been through it all. Keep up the good work!
Natalie Carroll - 4/12/2015
Thanks for the add. I hope to make it to a gathering one day! I don't get to make it to Utah very often!
Jannette Mavis Harvey Hobbs - 4/11/2015
Hobbs is my future last name, so I've put it in parenthesis.
Dominique - 4/10/2015
Great to be a part of such a wonderful ministry.