At the Library with Paul
It was a few minutes before the library opened at 10:00 AM, so I sat down on the library front porch bench with another patron, who greeted me and told me that his name was Paul.
During our mutual introductions, Paul told me that he is a music director and organist for a local Church.
Given that opportunity, I told him that I was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whereupon he became curious and admitted that he didn't know much about "Mormons".
Seizing that magic moment, I briefly summarized my own early childhood church experiences, my personal search for the meaning of life, and my subsequent conversion to the Restored Gospel.
I then gave him my personal calling card, which lists this website as well as a toll free number to receive more information about the LDS Church. Also, I gave him "Book of Mormon" and "What is the purpose of life?" pass-along cards.
Minutes thereafter, as we both were sitting side by side at the library computers, he emailed me and told me he already had visited my website and how much he appreciated meeting me.
As I left the library to travel on to a meeting with a legislative colleague and a constituent in Martinsburg, West Virginia, I reflected that my meeting this morning with Paul was so much more important than my other duties that day as a Delegate in the West Virginia House of Delegates.