How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change a Mormon?

How many light bulb moments have you missed in your life?

We’ve all heard the light bulb jokes:

Q: How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two: One to screw it almost all the way in and the other to give it a surprising twist at the end.

Q: How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I’ll have an estimate for you a week from Monday.

Q: How many cultural historians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: I am less interested in the light bulb than in the discourses surrounding the changing.

There’s even a joke about how many Latter-day Saints it takes, with one actually changing the bulb, and five more bringing refreshments.

But have you ever turned this question inside out, and thought about how many “light bulb” experiences you have to have, to actually change, to see the light?

My husband and I have a non-Mormon friend who’s been searching for the right church. He told us that one night he prayed fervently for some kind of sign. At that very moment, his doorbell rang and there stood two LDS elders.

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