Members of a Mormon congregation in the US encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Nov. 24.
What they did not know was that the man was a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
At least five people asked David Musselman to leave the church property in the Salt Lake City suburb, while some gave him money and most were indifferent.
He said he disguised himself as a homeless man to teach his congregation a lesson about compassion.
He even asked a makeup expert to transform his face to that of a stranger not even his family recognized.
“I’d approach them and say, ‘Happy Thanksgiving,’ he says.” Musselman walked to the pulpit during the service and revealed his identity, taking off his wig, fake beard and glasses.
“The main thing I was trying to get across was, we don’t need to be so quick to judge,” Musselman told a local TV station.