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The "Columbus Dispatch" Shows What It's Like Being a Mormon Missionary

It's exciting to see the media taking notice and highlighting the wonderful work of our missionaries around the world.

The copy of the Book of Mormon left at their home by a missionary gathered dust for a year before Sherazade Ali's father cracked it open.

Once he discovered what was inside, he wanted to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The rest of the family followed.

Ali, who was 11 at the time, had been Catholic, her mother Hindu and her father Muslim. But the Mormon Church resonated with them, especially after they saw how Ali's father turned his life around.

"It blessed my family in so many ways, it changed my future, and that's one of the reasons why I'm here," she said, tears forming as she sat at a picnic table at the Rogers A. Reynolds Municipal Park in Hilliard.

Lead image from the Columbus Dispatch.
Read the rest of this story at dispatch.com
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