I posted in a thread recently about the stress of being bounced around by the records and local leaders in the LDS church when trying to have my records removed, and I figured I’d post an update: They were finally removed!
I used the new email format found on exmormon.org/remove.htm and basically kept to the script provided. About a week after, I got a letter saying that it was a local matter and that my request was being forwarded to the local stake president and bishop. I went ahead and sent them both fairly cordial letters stating that I looked forward to getting this taken care of as soon as possible, and never heard back, although my visiting and home teachers definitely got a lot more active in trying to contact me.
Last week, I got my official letter stating that my records had been removed, so all in all it was a little over 2 months from start to finish in the whole process.
The new email method makes everything pretty convenient; I expected that I’d be aggressively “fellowshipped” by my home and visiting teachers regardless, but aside from worrying since I hadn’t heard from them for 2 months it was a fairly painless process
I apologize for making another “LDS” thread, but the relief from knowing that I am no longer a part of the LDS church is overwhelming. It’s brought so much peace knowing that I can say my heart and soul belongs to God’s One True Church 100%.
So… Does anyone have any pointers on how to break the news to my VERY LDS family? At the moment I’ve just been quiet about it because I don’t want to make waves, but they very often make remarks regarding wanting me to become an active LDS church member again and I feel like I’m telling a lie of omission and giving them false hope when I don’t say anything.
Witnessing to the whole world about God’s Church is a lot easier when it’s not your family you’re having to witness to! Lol!