Baptized while an exchange student in Japan

When I was in EQP I followed up on a 16 year old boy…

…Who had been baptized in Japan while he was there as an exchange student.

His parents were unaware this had happened…I broke the news to them by showing up (his records somehow found their way to us in the US some while after he got home).

They were indignant, and justifiably so. We didn’t argue this one. The bishop did a name removal I think. Even as TBMs we thought those missionaries and that host family were way out of line to convert a minor without the knowledge and consent of his parents, especially when they had him isolated in a foreign country.

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EQP – Mormon Elder’s Quorum President

TBM – True Believing Mormons

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