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A number of LDS women who blog decided to band together recently to put their faith "out there" and see what happens.

After stumbling on various things online that were disrespectful to Christianity, religion, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS blogger Mariel Wangsgaard LDS blogger Mariel Wangsgaard wanted to do something.

She prayed about it and the answer she received required her to step into new territory and reinforce the positive in a bold new way.

"I knew that I needed to gather some bloggers, and I knew that I needed to gather their testimonies and put them together and send them out with Book of Mormons," Wangsgaard said.

Wangsgaard landed a group of 32 women who were willing to tell their collective audience about their faith.

"I've struggled as a mom, thinking how am I being a missionary? When in reality, you are within the home. But this had been a nice way to express it openly to those who read my blog," blogger Becky Porter said.

Another blogger, Aleisha McDaniel, said of the project, "It's always scary to put yourself out there with something that's so sacred and so personal to you - something that you hold so dear to your heart."

The group produced a 32-page packet that's mailed to blog followers who request it - along with a copy of the Book of Mormon.

They each included three of their favorite scriptures and offer to answer readers' questions. The women started the project in September, and in less than a month, the nine bloggers who got their posts up had nearly 200 requests for packets.

"I've gotten some from people who said, I am so interested in what makes you Mormon moms tick," said blogger Megan Pyrah,. "Because there's something different about you."

"So hopefully by sharing our full testimonies it will allow them to know what our reliefs are and what we represent in the Church," said blogger Caroline Drake

Fellow blogger Ruthie Armstrong said, "I think in subtle ways, you can let people know that this is important to you and that's exciting to me."

They say if it entices people to come unto Christ, "that's awesome".

To check out each of the women's blogs, look under the related links section of this story.

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