Converts Via Door-To-Door Evangelism

Spotted in the Salt Lake Tribune: Leaders from the Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventist faiths, explain why and how their numbers are on the rise: "In Utah, members of both denominations say the most robust growth has been among Spanish-speaking members, including immigrants from Mexico and Central and South America.

'Our person-to-person ministry has a big impact,' said Francisco Montano, a spokesman for Spanish-speaking Jehovah’s Witnesses in northern Utah.

The number of Spanish-language congregations has exploded, Montano said, from one in Ogden 30 years ago to 26 between Logan and Spanish Fork today.

Martin Emslie, pastor of West Jordan Seventh-day Adventist Church, says the number of Spanish speakers has eclipsed English speakers in his faith’s Utah congregations."

Fascinating. I wonder how many former Catholics are among these new Latino converts.

I also wonder if either church has taken a public stand on immigration.

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