[quote="belchers1, post:1, topic:274637"]
My husband and I were previously Mormon, but we're not very active in the church, ever. We are coming into the Catholic Church this Easter! :D
A week or two ago, I received a phone call from our visiting teacher from the Mormon church. We spoke for a half an hour, about religion. (I was trying to plant a seed in his head ;) ) He asked if I would like to have official excommunication, and I replied that it didn't really matter to me, as I don't hold the Mormon church as 'real', anyway. He said he'd inform the leadership, and told me that they may contact me. I said that I didn't mind.
Today, he called me back, and was not as friendly as the first time. He gave me the name of the bishop of the ward we'd be assigned to, and his home address. He told me we need to write a letter stating that we no longer wish to have communications with the church, and that both my husband and I need to sign it. He said it would be in the best interest of both parties.
Should I do this?
Part of me thinks that it's only costing me time, and a stamp, and it's not a big deal, but then I don't feel it's necessary. Why should I have to put anything in writing and sign it?
I don't know about your immediate question, but when you deal with them, it's a good idea to be as respectful to them as possible. So for example instead of saying "I don't believe your religion is real," it might help to say that "I learnt about the Catholic Church and found that it rang true; I thank you for the years that Mormonism welcomed me, but I found Catholicism and I cannot turn away from it" or something like that.
The reason is, because you are becoming a Catholic, in their minds you represent Catholicism. It's just a good idea if you leave a good impression, and who knows, maybe it would spark their conversions to Catholicism as well. Saying that their religion is a sham (even if it is) would give them a bitter taste against Catholics and they'll start biting back.
Welcome to the family!