Modern day pioneers share stories of faith, struggle, conversion

The teacher pulled her aside one day and told her she was wrong — what she believed wasn’t right.

Marcela Buitrago was in the third grade and it was the first time she remembers anyone confronting her about her religion.

“She told me that it was not right and that I shouldn’t worship Joseph Smith,” she said. “I remember telling her, ‘My church is called the Church of Jesus Christ, not the Church of Joseph Smith. We believe in Jesus Christ.’”

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