In Part 2, John and Carah discuss with Emma what it was like to serve an LDS mission in the Philippines, where missionaries were encouraged to baptize impoverished Filipinos by any means necessary, largely out of a desire to inflate mission statistics.
See Part 1 and Part 3 of this series with Emma, who was raised in the Mormon “Prepper” movement.
- “I-Thou vs I-It Conversions: The Mormon ‘Baseball Baptism’ Era,” by D. Michael Quinn, Sunstone Magazine, December 1993
- “Dr. Ted Lyon on LDS Church Change, Latin American Missions, LDS Membership Statistics, and Thoughtful Faith” on Mormon Stories
- “Kiddie Baptisms? My Mission Experience in Guatemala,” John Dehlin on Mormon Stories
- “Stories from a CES Director, Mission President, and Trustee for Deseret Trust Company,” Roger Hendrix on Mormon Stories
- “How a Mormon Mission President Lost His Testimony,” Roger Hendrix on Mormon Stories
- “Tithing and the LDS/Mormon Church,” Understanding Mormonism
- Church Membership Information for the Philippines
- “New Temples Veil Mormonism’s Decline,” Simon Southerton on Mormon Stories
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