[quote="TexanKnight, post:12, topic:279306"]
I served my mission in Honduras, so I understand "living in a poor country".
I absolutely loved being a missionary. I grew up Lutheran and had always wanted to be a minister, so being a missionary was a great experience. I have nothing by great experiences and even some miracles.
I also baptized a LOT of people. We baptized at least one person almost every weekend of my mission.
After I left the LDS Church, I began to worry about those I had baptized. I felt horrible for leading them astray. When I was in the Army, I ended up being stationed in Honduras for one year. During that year, I was able to talk to MANY of the people I baptized and apologize to them. Some had already left the LDS Church. Others, no. But, at least I was able to speak to as many as I could find and apologize to them.
That's cool you were able to talk to some of those people you had baptized. I have not been able to do that. Its been so long since my mission that I don't think I could find anyone if I tried. Ironically, this week my LDS mother sent me a letter suggesting that I spend some time in the Dominican Republic to rekindle my Mormon testimony. If only she knew how I would spend the time if I did go, trying to reverse the damage I did as a missionary!
By the way, my wife served part of her mission in Honduras and the rest in Guatemala.