Skip to comments.Romney on his work as a Mormon missionary: “We didn’t convert one person”
Posted on 12/22/2011 6:58:45 AM PST by Colofornian
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Tuesday, where co-host Joe Scarborough asked him about his experience as a Mormon missionary in France in the 1960s. Talk about your rejections as a missionary knocking on door, after door, after door in a hostile environment, Scarborough asked.
Romney recalled five months he spent in one French city, where he said near-constant brush-offs built his resilience:
We knocked on doors from morning until quite late in the evening, he said. We didnt convert one person in five months. So, you understand the rejection, you know thats a pretty high level of rejection and you get used to it. You say, okay, what do I believe, whats important to me, and you dont measure yourself and your success by how other people react, but instead by how youre doing and how you feel about the things you care about.
Watch the clip...(Romney speaks about his experience as a missionary starting at the 2:00 mark):
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That was because of Mormonism itself!
Besides, the Bible knows NOTHING of proselyting other than what Jesus told the Pharisees about their legalistic proselytizing: 15 Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are. (Matt. 23:15)
True discipleship resulting in true followers of Jesus Christ is sourced in the Holy Spirit operating both directly and indirectly through others: ...no one can say, Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:3)
At least they had plenty of croissants.
Just as likely it was because he was in France where participation in Christan religions is almost non existent and the the religion that has the most activity is Islam.
Thank God. Imagine being French and being told that you can’t drink or smoke anymore or even eat your mom’s home cooking again, because of the alcohol in the food. Of course they didn’t convert anybody.
That’s par for the course Mittens because if it weren’t for the media you’d be polling single digits. You aren’t converting anyone.
prolly learned lots of French swear words though
Not back in the sixties.
5 months? Every Mormon kid I’ve ever known goes on a two year mission. Why was Romney’s so short?
Its hard to sell somethng nobody wants to buy.
Five posts in to capture my first thought. Good job!!!
That was my question. Every kid in our neighborhood in Bountiful, Utah went on a mission for 2 years (paid for by the family of course). Mittens must have been a total failure.
Mitt is unable to develop followers except by buying them.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Talk about your rejections as a missionary knocking on door, after door, after door in a hostile environment, Scarborough asked.
This post needs a BARF ALERT
Can’t imagine why the frogs didn’t want to join his cult?
His Mormon mission was where he learned to lie through his teeth.
I’m glad the French didn’t fall for it.
Romney, unlike just about every Mormon missionary out there, got "promoted" to "Assistant to the Missionary President" and lived in a palace:
US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon missionary in France questioned
The above-linked article says that Romney handlers told the Lds missionary president not to speak about Romney's residential quarters in France.
While in Paris, Romney was driving a vehicle that was involved in a car accident. The wife of the Missionary President died.
See post #17