I have permission from a new convert in the South to share this description of her conversion. Her conversion, as with so many others, involved a combination of intellectual effort and faithful prayer, followed by the joy that the fulness of the Gospel brings.
My husband and I were baptized together June of 2005. . . . Of course we are enjoying it! It is the best thing that has ever happened to us!! So do you want to know how we found the church? Well actually the church found us. We were at a friend’s house for their little girls’ party and while at the party two missionaries came to their door. No one would open the door, so I did. It was rainy and cold that day and they were shivering, but there was something about them. It was like they had this light in their eyes, there was a kindness and warmth about them, so I invited them to my house that following week. They began to teach me, and a couple weeks later my husband joined in our discussions. Everything they taught me made so much sense, especially families being together forever. It was so hard for me though, because even though everything clicked, I had my parents’ words ringing in the back of my head that Mormons were all going to hell. So I tried to logically figure everything out, and I was so torn, so I ended up doing what the missionaries had been asking me to do all along. I got on my knees and prayed and poured out my heart to the Lord. I of course received my answer. The moment I asked my heart became whole, all my sadness and confusion was gone. This past December my husband myself and my two children were sealed together for time and all eternity! I’m so pumped about the gospel!