Are you reaching out with love to new converts and less-active members? Being a new convert to the Church or returning after an absence can be hard. In this episode we talk about how to make that transition a joy for those making it. We are discussing Chapter 22: Reaching Out with Love to New Converts and Less-Active Members from the Gordon B. Hinckley Manual. Converts who join the Church give up a lot, sometimes even family. When Al Carraway joined the Church she lost her relationship with her father for many years. She recounts it in her book, "More Than the Tattooed Mormon". Read our review here. Hearing about her experience at Cafe Rio caused me to check how I treat people who might not look like they 'fit the mold'. Less-active members can also have a difficult transition back to the fold. My sister Summer had such a journey. You can watch the interview I did with her about her experience. It was such a blessing for me to be able to help her during this time. In this episode, Kristie is here and we discuss the 3 things every new convert needs. With the ever-increasing number of converts, we must make an increasingly substantial effort to assist them as they find their way. Every one of them needs three things: a friend, a responsibility, and nurturing with “the good word of God”. We shared a way to be able to build a stronger ward by building connections. Kristie is excellent at this. She loves hosting parties and inviting people over and celebrating friends. Check out some of her fun parties that she has done.