How to be a successful convert

Last time, I shared some suggestion on how members can help new converts. This time I'd like to talk about how new converts can help themselves. It's great to have the support of the members in your ward, but you can't solely rely on others. Some of the best counsel I received from a former bishop of my ward was, "People will often fail you, but the Lord never will." It has always helped me to keep things in perspective.

Hopefully, these tips will be in harmony with the support of members in the ward.

1. Step out of your comfort zone. I remember once talking with my branch president about how at stake events, no one greeted me or talked to me. Although he sympathized with me, he then asked why didn't I greet them or open up a dialogue with them? It wasn't counsel I expected, but it made sense. Step out of your comfort zone by introducing yourself to the ward/branch members. Let them know you're new and look forward to getting to know them better.

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