Meet the Mormons Official Movie – Full HD

[Music] this is New York City home to over 8 million people a real melting pot and this is Times Square on any given day visitors from all over the world come to experience the energy of this place and those who visit are as diverse as those who live here so if you want to collect opinions from a wide cross-section of humanity this is the place to be that’s why I’m here to ask people a few simple questions and I’m just guessing it that there will be no shortage of opinions what do you think of when you hear the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints that’s them instead of inches none they have a nickname that’s probably more common that you drop it with joy I’m afraid it was the Mormons yes Mormons with a crack answer what comes to mind when I say the word Mormon [Music] people who stay away from the city and just say into your own zone I guess they just don’t really celebrate anything right Kenneth’s filling in with Gabe’s got the week off he’s the Mormon you know how they are about leap day Mormons celebrate Christmas it’s a different watch is the same TV shows listens to the same music likes hot dogs they have like their own type of Jesus Christ or something that lives in Utah like lots of wives and lots of kids so what you’re saying is you’re sharing a man you’re like a Mormon wife I always found strange as you can see opinions are all over the map my name is Jenna and I’m a Mormon but as you’ve seen that’s just a nickname in more official terms I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints and I live right here in New York City near this thing I heard about Mormons was that probably that there were racists yeah so do they have any black people in Utah maybe two [Music] if you’re a Mormon you’re not supposed to drugs I have a drinking problem pack your Mormon next to you we all have a drinking problem for many people their knowledge of Mormons has been shaped largely by the media and popular culture which surrounds us not necessarily the best way to get accurate information oh great Mormons so who are Mormons really what makes us tick what motivates 15 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints to do the things we do the best way to separate fact from fiction is to go directly to the source and recently a small crew of documentary filmmakers did exactly that they took a peek into the lives of six Mormon families from around the world though these six different stories reveal a few of our basic beliefs I think you’ll learn more about who we really are because of those bullies so what are Mormons really like you decide the filmmakers first stop is Atlanta Georgia where they explore one simple question what’s it like to be a Mormon Bishop to balance a regular full-time job with family and still have time left over for this important volunteer church responsibility my Heavenly Father has given me certain talents and abilities to expand upon in my life morning and I feel like if I don’t expand upon I mean using the way that he would have me use him and I failed I want to be not necessarily famous or great or anything but I just want to be who I was put on earth to be [Music] my name is Jermaine Sullivan this is my wife Kim basal ‘van we’ve been married for eight years we have three beautiful boys Jeremiah Abram and Corbin I work as an academic counselor I have a workload of about 200 students that I talk to on a regular basis I tell them what it’s gonna take to complete their degree ensure that they’re in the correct program I am a virtual teacher so I get to work from home and then I also get to interact with the parents more often I was in the church building and a woman walked in just kind of off the street and she wanted to learn about our family history center and I told her why I can certainly help you with that I’m Jermaine Sullivan I’m the bishop here and she kind of stared at me for three to five seconds oh you’re the bishop I didn’t know they have black bishops in the Mormon Church can I explain to ya I’m the bishop I lead a congregation here right here in Atlanta good morning brothers and sisters Bishop Sullivan has heart he’s just very warm and caring and sensitive person Mario how are you doing sir I have to be honest with you when I was called or asked to serve in this capacity I was terrified it’s not an age matter it’s a matter of being in tune with the Spirit of God I think about Peter James John and many of these were fishermen the Lord called common men to serve and and bless the lives of others to serve alongside him and accomplishing his mission the way he did it then he certainly does it the same way now sometimes you have men who are older seasoned veterans sometimes we have younger men like Bishop Sullivan the exuberance with which Bishop Sullivan fulfills his calling makes the easy for him to relate with the younger members of his ward I feel like some relate to him more because he’s young and like he’s been my age before tonight I’m teaching the youth how to step which is a dance form commonly associated with african-american fraternities and sororities and I kind of picked it up when I was in high school in our faith when you were called as a bishop you don’t serve in that capacity for life there’s no hierarchical sort of flow upward in the church wherever the Lord needs you to serve that’s where you’ll serve happy birthday this trips in our faith Sunday School teachers any of the administrators none are salaried none receive any financial compensation so it is not a paid ministry it is not a paid clergy convey she says she teaches the youth in the church she doesn’t get any money no one does but the Lord definitely gives us blessings as we serve others we recognize first that Jesus Christ came here to serve he is the grand example of servant we have to serve I think that’s the way that the Lord kind of guides and leaves us he strengthens us as we serve others typical Sunday morning in the Sullivan home is a lot like a three-ring circus Sunday morning would get up and try to get ready for church and it’s really hard because I’m by myself Jermaine is at the church getting ready for meetings and it’s three against one [Music] they are dynamos it’s a known fact the bishop’s kids are bouncy little fellas they’re just high-energy and their non-sugar to see the boys love to eat so good morning I have my bag tags for nola bars things that will hopefully keep him quiet he’s on the sand and she has to handle these three little guys she finds a way I just admire the way she’s able to handle it and the patient she has with me as I serve him with the children as they act a bit you know a little while during the sacrament meetings the Atlanta wood is a very special place togetherness wholesome just being together you can just feel the love that’s here God is the author of diversity you look at the trees the plants the flowers we don’t have just one flower we have a variety and their colors barrier and their forms and shape very I focus on those things that make us want and I think that creates a very profound sense of harmony and unity and the church not perfect by no means is it perfect which is an indication by this barbecue that he brought in here this brother Park and I have a continuous debate about whose barbecue the best it’s okay put it to him this way I said you pull out your calendar I’ll get my calendar and we’ll have a competition of grill-off if you will to see who’s chicken tastes the best naturally I win naturally but he’s a good man Jermaine regularly drives down to his hometown of Tuscaloosa Alabama to visit his older sister and reconnect with his past our house in the neighborhood was considered the house but all the children everybody would want to flock to our house and play with us Jermaine is a homebody always wanted to be around the house we were so close together that people always thought he was my child well my mom and my dad got a chance to see that before they both passed yeah I’m getting to be the bishop and things in church and they made them so proud cuz nobody ever thought of it we never really had a religious disagreement even though the faiths are different the belief is the same I’ve always tried to build on common beliefs you can always acknowledge that they’re gonna be differences so there’s no need to debate so much about that it’s who you are as a person first 25 do a mom is gonna start out and the Lord God said up to me Mormons study from a variety of Scripture two key sources are the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon both testify of Jesus Christ and neither replaces the other before becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints I kind of claim to vaguely be a Christian and in joining the church it became infused into everything I do every the way I view the world my belief in Jesus Christ totally impacts that my testimony of Jesus Christ helps me to be a better mother I try to follow the example of my Savior I try to live as he would live I don’t view Christ as some abstract idea but as a person who is all-powerful and all-loving who knows me and wants to take care of me and my family [Music] the next stop on the film crews round-the-world journey and necklace Maryland home to the United States Naval Academy where can Niumatalolo works the head coach for the Navy football team I think the game of football teaches the game of life there’s good and there’s bad there’s the ups and downs I think the mental toughness that it teaches you know will help young men and some of the things they’re doing life you know what the quarterback does is totally different from an offensive lineman what a snapper does is totally different from the kicker and even though they’re all individual and specific and detailed they all got to work together in order for you to be successful nobody’s more important than the other and that’s just like in a family you know I’m not more important than him or the children everybody has their job my dad coaches the Naval Academy that’s this team but my parents are a team too we have three children our oldest is Alexia her son BA and our youngest is a lead the coach from the Naval Academy Ken is just a great guy Naval Academy so fortunate to have him real down to earth ken is a very humble young me he always focuses on the things that matter most when he was hired I’ll always remember in the press conference he said first and foremost I am a father and a husband and then a football coach he’s one of the best human beings I’ve ever been around let alone coachman he’s probably the biggest goofball I’ve ever met in my life can you take my stomach out of this joking around doing impersonations and stuff like that he’s all composed on the football field but when he’s home with us that’s when he can relax and be himself and we laugh and joke and just have a lot of fun and he’s very mellow the thing that he’s always taught us ever since we were little is to put the Lord first and everything else will work out but thank you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you if you put the Lord first everything else will fall in place for many coaches success is defined by climbing the career ladder to larger programs or the NFL but with Ken the motivation is very simple and very human it could be rock paper scissors my dad doesn’t want to lose losing is his least favorite thing in the world I’d love to play basketball and my kids you know we’ve all played for many years [Music] trash talking that’s the only way that you know that we’re having fun is if there’s trash talking I was number one as far as speed for many years I graduated moved down to second you know Alexia passed me then Bob passed me then leave passed me I still haven’t passed him I’m not a mess place up still number four always I love you but I’ll never let her pass me on that [Music] ping-pong rivalry is between Ken and Alexia it gets pretty heated recently she beat him [Music] for Mormons Sabbath Day observance and church attendance is extremely important even though it can sometimes present a serious challenge in the world of college football Sunday’s are so critically important it’s really a race against time to really prepare your team for the next game and you only have six days until the next game thank you so much when I first became the head coach four years ago I made a conscious decision that we as a staff would no longer have organized meetings on Sunday I think it shocked quite a few of the guys their eyes just widen it kind of looked like gave me a look like what we’re gonna get killed he also said coaches this is what I believe however if you feel strongly that you need to do certain things on Sunday I’m not gonna hold you out of the office I’m not gonna take your keys away everybody has their own choice you know coach Niumatalolo prepares himself by going to church [Music] I’m not pushing my religion on anybody else but this is how I get ready tens current Church responsibility is teaching a Sunday School class of 10 year olds quite a contrast from his day job it’s a great experience for me to come to see their innocence how can you dress modestly for half my father and for yourself it’s almost fun for me to come on Sundays to be with them I enjoy singing the primary song or the songs for the youth and either snacks or cookies and their snack time is all definitely great for me and because Jesus was resurrected guess what happens to all of us we can be it’s it’s funny one day for him to be with a bunch of big linemen and the next day with a bunch of little little children but I think it kind of shows more of who he is can everybody find John chapter 11 but do not mistake for one second to me not coming to work means I haven’t thought about our opponents like coming to work early on Monday mornings I come in at 4 o’clock cuz I know the Lord once you do you’re working he doesn’t want you to sit ok do all the work [Music] game days are always full of tension but even more so when the game is against a rival service academy in this case the United States Air Force well my dad leads a team when they’re walking into the stadium from the buses and the band’s playing and everything it’s it’s pretty emotional well game day for me is mostly very stressful all of your preparation that week everything that you do leads up to that day you just kind of hope you’re ready [Music] we’ll watch the brigade march on then we usually have a flyover [Music] [Music] [Applause] all the wives they’re really emotional especially especially my mother you know it is an emotional rollercoaster and so you are just worn out completely after a game sometimes I think my mom cares more about the game than my dad like if someone gets tackled or it’s one misses an assignment she takes it pretty personally it’s pretty funny I always have to remind myself that this is important but like let’s say we lose I have my three beautiful children they’re healthy I have my husband you know we’re best friends he’s a very passionate person he loves his football players he loves his team I know that my dad can have a temper but I’ve noticed over the years that he’s definitely been able to control it [Applause] on the field it may be necessary you just get fired up and I think that’s a really good thing lots of times when he’s upset his headset comes off and then you’ll see him go talk to the ref or maybe to one of the players that just came off the field well knows younger the bishop gave me some counsel did as long as I was able to control my temper that the Lord would bless me but it also if I was not able to control my temper them did obviously would not receive those blessings for Ken Niumatalolo his daily life is quite simply an extension of his faith continually striving to overcome personal weakness and constantly working for improvement I have a quote it talked about managing your anger you know it’s really a weakness it’s not a strength and I’ve always tried to use that to help me because I know I need to have the spirit with me to help me make decisions and I know that when I’m close to the spirit I can feel the spirit and help me in making decisions it’s very clear intangible to me [Applause] and I’ve heard someone tell me at church that you know the Lord doesn’t really care about Navy football and I think to some extent that’s true but I know he’s concerned about me and my family and this is my job you know doesn’t these are my crops you know I’m trying to provide for my family and if I lose you know I won’t be able to take care of my family so I go to the Lord to help you to make decisions not to win or lose but to make decisions ladies and gentlemen the commander-in-chief Trophy winner the United States Naval Academy I want to start by recognizing coach Ken Niumatalolo for being here once again where is he theory is ready hard to missing [Music] mr. president on behalf of United States Naval Academy and the Navy football Brotherhood we thank you for the great honor for allowing us to be your guests once again we’re so happy to be back we had a lot of success you know we were able to go to a bowl game every year that I was there and I truly believe that a lot of that comes back to the way that he lives his life Costa Rica means rich Coast and it’s right here where Milton and Carolina Mota and call home watch closely because this story may challenge what you think you know about the roles men and women play in Mormon homes I love living in this country we love Costa Rica we love nature we love freedom we love that we can go to church without any problems and we love living in a place where we can give our children this opportunity to live free so close to nature everything is very close my house is about an hour and a half from the beach 45 minutes from a volcano and a half an hour from a mountain we both love extreme sports we love adventure in here in Costa Rica we gone rappelling with the zipline [Music] my real name is Milton marine my wife’s name is Karolina Munoz we’ve been married for eight years and we have two sons for me being a mom is a dream come true the first time I saw my babies the first time I saw was be able to embrace him and have him near me it’s the most special moment but I keep in my heart intelligent of course much more attractive than me I’ve always enjoyed that about ten years ago a pair of young lady missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints knocked on Carolina’s door and shared their message with her dough bullies and thieves I could feel the spirit so strongly my whole life I had been a member of the Catholic Church all of my family are still members of the Catholic Church I told them that I had learned something new but it was very good and I knew they had a lot of truth and a lot of knowledge for us decided to become a moment that were not and that was a little hard for us not because it was the moment church or any other religion but because it was a change from our religion to a different religion if at first my parents were a little nervous about this change that they’ve always trusted me and they allowed me to get baptized in fact they even came to my baptism yeah we support her in her faith as long as she is developing that she will undoubtedly have our support my parents are great examples and are very important to me it doesn’t matter the religion I will always love them the same and they will love me [Music] when I was a little older I found out I liked martial arts and mildew on one day when we were already married he told me there’s a competition do you want to try competing and I said let’s try it and I liked it [Music] people react to that when they see Karolina so pretty and then they see her getting into the ring to compete with someone even though she’s thin very feminine in her normal behavior when she’s fighting she takes it seriously when I get into the ring and after being in a competition I do my hair put some makeup on wear heels and I go to leave people asked were you the same person who was competing yes that was me when the bell rings you need to fight but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be disrespectful or that you hate that person in the World Cup in 1 second place thanks to Milton and all the training in time he gives Carolina’s rapid progress recently attracted the attention of ikf world champion Eric Parker – 3 – duck – 3 – Milton her husband is a gifted martial artist in his own right and a fantastic coach a great instructor during a fight he is my most important guy I’m also the most nervous I’m more nervous than she is the level of her ability to compete is without question and she would do well as a professional fighter even though Karolina has quickly progressed in her newfound hobby she and Milton have decided to keep things in a family perspective you’re not interested in taking karolina to fight abroad for money no work at it full-time what we do want is to stay at this level to compete and enjoy the sport we love and keep it at that level so as not to sacrifice our children and not sacrifice our family and those that we love after I graduated from high school I studied law when I returned from being a missionary finished my law degree but my passion has always been the martial arts between being a lawyer spending all day in the office and being in the gym sharing with young people we decided the best way to stay young active and healthy with the gym often at events or also in our gym we collect donations the Mullins recently started a new give back campaign with their Catholic friends rather than pay an entrance fee to special events attendees donate school supplies or food for those in need the year they are collecting food for different areas of the country where there are floods earthquakes or simply for people in need and also a part of the students monthly tuition is used to buy food versus movie but it’s very important for us to share with others some of the blessings that we have been given and for the mothers the blessings have been plentiful there now busier than ever traveling throughout the country teaching classes and expanding their business they have grown to over 1,000 students becoming the largest school in Costa Rica so it’s not easy Milton and Karolina find a way to balance home and family with work and outside interests on a daily basis they’re successful because they work together as a team I wake up very early in the morning Milton takes care of the family and I go running [Music] [Music] then I get back home and I have my normal mother life [Music] many people think that women should be subject to man in the church we believe it is important to give the husband the respect he deserves but most importantly is that the husband knows that there is a queen in the house and that all decisions must be made together Penina que nadie como podemos tener una familia oxytocin yes una Familia una proclamation Perelman today I mostly believe that a man must respect his wife that it’s not acceptable for husband to abuse his wife or his children and that the family’s happiness is more likely when we follow the gospel of Jesus Christ it says that we can have a successful family if it’s based upon the principles of love charity and respect it’s simple stuff you’re always willing to learn from each other to forgive that’s the most important thing I like to think that a successful family is not just a family that stays together for the rest of their lives a successful family is a happy family for the modern family it’s about love mutual respect balance and teamwork [Laughter] there aren’t very many qualified 92 year old pilots in the world but the film crew caught up with one in Elizabeth City North Carolina throttles idle drop control forward and what a story he has to tell yet on the left Kyle flap one and twos open Jill valve 4 off to cross feeds off Trevor here down in cold when I’m flying there’s a special fitting of cereal the heavens above you and the earth below yet the bring me closer to my father now every time I take off it’s almost like renew I’ve hidden thousands of other flights I’ve made [Music] it’s a mosaic like a painting this is a difference in colors in the field plowed ground trees or orchards and then all of a sudden there’s the ocean flight waves coming up on the beach I highly recommended all to the annual Elizabeth II can be brought look to your right and you’ll see the spirit of freedom inbound with Colonel Gail Halvorsen at the controls uncle wiggly wings as he was called during the Berlin Airlift you still agree the LaRocca swings back and forth indicating to the kids on the ground that it can be brought was about to happen here comes the spirit of freedom re-enacting the historic [Music] I still do candy drops today because it gives me a feeling inside that I can get in no other way think of that young people your age didn’t have any talk this is the story of a 27 year old pilot whose act of kindness set in motion a trail of events that truly transformed the entire world right after Pearl Harbor fresh from his Sunday School class and the farm fields of Utah this young Mormon boy signed up for the Army Air Corps pilot training program before long he was flying in the war effort under the command of the Royal Air Force Berlin ever since the end of the war three years before tension had been increasing between the allied military government and the Soviet bosses of East Berlin at the end of World War two Berlin was divided up into four on the western side was the american french and british sectors and the eastern half of Berlin was occupied by the Soviets Stalin decided to cut off those two and a half million people living in the western side of Berlin from everything they needed to survive food clothing medicine well just electric-powered two hours during the day on two hours during the night show colada on services hablas in town Eva hoped Essen hablas and some the only options that America and the rest of the Western world had was to walk away from Berlin or to start World War three and people started supplying Berlin by air that really turned into what became known as the Berlin Airlift within hours the narcos general clay and Britain with general Robertson one of all available air transport to Frankfurt and Blue Star the first flight I took him to Berlin as I came in over the city just fingers picking up the sky and start contrast everything you look through it’s not at the Billings I had 20,000 pounds of flour in the backend and I just couldn’t wait to get that on the ground because I just imagine the people just been waiting for weather next door for bread is gonna come from certainly it was the greatest humanitarian effort ever undertaken this place was like a beehive of bees flying all over the place and an aeroplane coming over the fence every five minutes later on as we got a little better traffic control even faster than that it was like a string of silver birds tied together in the long string one day Gail was filming cargo planes on their low and dangerous approach to the airfield when something out of the perimeter fence caught his attention I decided barbarous about 30 yes gives 8 to 14 and they start to speak to me in their school English and telling me about what it’s like and how they appreciated food cold we’re bringing him they said don’t worry about us someday we’ll have enough to eat but if you lose our freedom we’ll never get it back just don’t give up on us I was so interested in these kids I lost track of time I looked at my watch and I’ve been here almost an hour let’s don’t worry kids we won’t give up on you we’ll keep coming I got a go and I got just about five steps that voice came to me just clear as a bell and I sure it was the Holy Ghost go back to the fence at that point I went by and I reached in my pocket to see if I had anything to give and I pulled out two sticks of gum he tore those two sticks of gum in half and gave out four sticks of gum the kids will have stick tore off the outer utter wrapper and then the tin foil and past the thought kids that didn’t get any and that kids that got a piece of wrapper put it up their nose and just smelled aroma just smell their eyes got big I stood there dumbfounded but that moment changed me and I said I’ve got to do something more than this without giving it a whole lot of thought Gale concocted a crazy scheme to drop his candy rations to the kids standing at the perimeter fence near the approach end of the runway but one problem remained how would the kids on the ground distinguish his airplane from the hundreds of others landing every 90 seconds those kids look when I come out west you’re me come over Berlin tomorrow Oh wings that big aeroplane what do you see those wings Radle that’s the airplane went to my Copa engineer John Pickering and Sergeant Elkins said guys I need your candy ration it’s not a very good guys they’ve got their ration boy I had a double handful of chocolate bars in gum wow that’s pretty heavy in my head 110 miles an hour don’t make the wrong impression I got a slot now but a parachute so I used three handcuffs of parachutes I couldn’t wait to get that to Berlin the next morning just before noon as gale flew his approach to Tempelhof airbase he saw the kids assembled at the perimeter fence just as planned without hesitation he wiggled his wings back and forth and prepared for the candy so pelicans pushing down just as we’re approaching the fence well we wanted to do it again three times after the third drop lieutenant Patterson and crew flew back to rhein-main Air Base in West Germany when they arrived an agitated officer boarded his plane and ordered gale to report to Commander Hahn immediately Colonel Hahn then proceeded to grill the young Mormon lieutenant about his extracurricular activities pulled out a newspaper threw it on the counter my airplane tail number parachute you almost hit a newspaper guy in the head of the candy bar yesterday he’s got the story all over the world how is the Newton ever mission he was taking his career and the career of everybody else involved into his hands because they would mean not just a reprimand but probably an immediate court-martial general Turner who was known as Willie the whip an incredibly harsh commander he didn’t send Gail Halvorsen packing he told him to keep on doing what he was doing to recruit others to join his operation and it became not just the candy bomber but the candy bombers everybody sooner or later heard of this crazy lieutenant up there throwing candy out the window now he got everybody doing it in no time at all a tidal wave of excitement propelled members of gale squadron to start dropping candy to various locations throughout Berlin Gale directed the briefings on what would become known as Operation little vittles soon word spread stateside and candy came pouring in from a variety of sources including the Hershey Candy Company but what no one could have realized at the time was just how impactful these efforts would be on boosting the morale of the German people a former enemies in their hour of need formerly Evonik – Elton contesta fluke Soyka iron flings in a zoo which didn’t we are off my son Qaeda of vielleicht of my so I end up alongside super calm the harmless Govardhan of i’ma County’s new fight show Wanda they all run like crazy and and I’m trying to catch up with them and my little feet can carry me very fast and then my brothers would come back with their little handkerchiefs and their candy spirit I wish your father that’s his idea dear fun I’m missin Gail Halvorsen bar 64 years later they still have to forgotten he did Hardy was in order to he just saw the need with a little act of kindness to rule Oh sex Georgia stopped World War three by the conclusion of the fourteen month operation Gail and his watchman dropped 21 tons of chocolate from the sky and in doing so helped sustain the German people through a continued renewal of hope I don’t believe that airlift would have succeeded and that the people of Berlin would have been able to stand their ground was it not for the kind of inspiration that Gail Halvorsen the others provided the Berlin Airlift officially ended in May of 1949 and Gail was reassigned stateside with the support of his new bride Alta Gayle continued his distinguished military career and together they raised five children but new challenges lay in store for Gail after 50 years of marriage his wife Alta suddenly died of a heart attack rather than look back however Gail pressed forward continuing to lose himself in the service of others in time he would meet and marry Lorraine pace of a motto Arizona she had the most beautiful teeth I ever saw under the smile to go with it and she had her original teeth today at the age of 92 Gale and Lorraine still participate in commemorative candy drops they enjoy an extremely active lifestyle exercising every day often walking five to ten miles in the desert surrounding their home in Arizona in addition they are actively involved in their community always serving always willing to share what they’ve learned with others through their combined 182 years of life experience just a little boy shaped every decision that I made the things I learned those days in Sunday school been with me all my life service was the bottom line to happiness and fulfillment the Dead Sea’s dead because it wraps his arms around all the fresh water gives that nothing turns to salt and each of our neighborhoods we’ve got dead sea salt because they have no outside contact or it won’t serve its service before self gratitude attitude those kind of things can bring you through the darkest time you don’t get happiness from a bigger house or more money that’s the false god and the only true feeling divorce that person has is when you get outside yourself when you help somebody else and following the Savior’s example does agree that one is able to do that that’s the only way to happiness from the low deserts of Arizona all the way around the globe to the foothills of the highest mountains in the world another man driven by the same need to serve others resides with his family and Katmandu Nepal [Music] I love my country Nepal the beauty that God has given to us by his creation the high mountains green hills Nepal is naturally very beautiful there are lots of tall mountains here I’m ranging from 26 thousand feet to 30 thousand feet it’s really breathtaking whether you have a good weather and a good view it’s like you look and look and look and you’ll never get enough [Music] most of the government works are done in Kathmandu the universities are here better schools are here so it’s good for my family to be here I am Bishnu Adhikari I live in Kathmandu with my family my wife Mangala our first daughters Meena secondary Rebekah and then our son you worship Vishnu and his ten siblings grew up in this remote village of la jeune nestled deep within the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range we had a small patch of land where we cultivated our food I was raised in a very religious family my parents were very faithful on what they have believed for generations I trusted God whatever the God that at that time we believed in because there were many however mostly I worshiped out of here I decided to go to a Christian school and I was exposed to the new religion and philosophy that was brought by Jesus Christ and I felt really good about it [Music] later on I decided to go to a master in the United States for two years with that degree and engineering background I find a job in California I worked there for less than a year and I felt like I have so much to do back in Nepal I need to go back [Music] [Music] I am so fortunate that my work takes me to the remote areas where I have grown up people there are underprivileged in many ways and I find ways to help them and it has been my dream from the childhood that I could help others to get similar opportunities so I decided to come back and be part of this process I could never give them the hope that they’ll be Snicket’s them because he was a boy and these schools that really had no way of getting out of poverty and he did Bishnu is currently working with us-based choice humanitarian to build new schools roads and water systems in areas that until now have not enjoyed such basic vital services [Music] i’m roberta benigni Eddie Tara and honey I’m the patron Osaki Nina to serve a city to maintain an education is the key for them to come out of poverty development is very very slow people are suffering I would like to multiply my efforts ten time so abysmal Ohio power my primer is here Trevor because markets are in a can even it here not here there is a spring about 17 kilometers away up in the mountain and the gravity pushes that water through a conduit through a pipe and pushes through the valley and stores in this tank and distributes to the nine different community of 1,500 families when Bishnu comes to visit these villages it is honestly like a movie star is in town he is such an example for what is possible and for these people that’s what they need that they need that hope when people give me additional or extra emphasis I feel uncomfortable because I don’t consider myself special than them as son of our Heavenly Father they and myself in his eyes we are equal we have a custom in the bath that is called putting tika it’s like a red chalk and you put it on the forehead that’s a sign of welcome and respect even though so many people depend on the services that Bishnu and his organization provides he takes time out just for fun just for family my dad dances very goofily he doesn’t really know to dance I’d love to take part in celebrations and I love to make up things and dance and enjoy people and be part of the celebration it is totally released over there so tired my god announcer he tries to dance everywhere he goes and seeing this goofy dance everybody who has like waited for some turn to dance everybody gets up because of his goofy dance in terms of dancing yeah I think in 2002 I climbed up to the Mount Everest base camp and I took opportunities and say my prayers I felt peace and comfort at the same time I have hard time to believe that any locations are better than others for your enlightenment it’s your desire to call upon God and be in tune of the spirit wherever you are when I was in Russia as engineering student I met missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints and went to have a discussions I thought wow I need to grab it I need to be part of it and I’m so happy so very happy that I made that decision [Music] Rocko put recruitment is ask Iceland man so male actor Jesus Christ for to be slasa that I having a father brother distress sir now I understand that he loves me he loves all of his children and that is the reason why he has given his son Jesus Christ for us to be able to come back to him it’s a totally different perspective different understanding of God so there is no fear it’s rather a love shortly after Vishnu converted to his newfound faith his father expressed serious concerns and asked if you would now be forced to abandon traditional family and cultural practices I explained that it’s a culture and faith two different things becoming a Christian doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your culture my heart regards when we meet our Father boy starts the feet with the forehead that is a sign of highest respect what the management not you just father began an eternity continuously trying for improvement is the foundation of our gospel because it’s a genuine effort to become their friends they impressed me very well wherever I go and I hope and continue to work on my weaknesses that I may be genuine to that relationship so that it’s not one day effort or two days a month effort but it’s a genuine effort for a lifetime I’m no closer to the perfection but I’m perfect in one thing I am perfect in trying Mormon missionaries maybe you’ve seen them white shirts black nametags and now even more often young lady missionaries – so who are they what motivates their worldwide voluntary service I’m gonna guess Austria I think maybe Switzerland I’ll say Canada in Germany today’s a special day in the Armstrong home because today their oldest tyrell anthony opens a much-anticipated letter from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints informing him where he’s been assigned to serve his two-year voluntary mission the night I got my mission call it’s kind of crazy I had a few friends over it was a Tuesday night it was a day of a lot of excitement turmoil anxiety and it was turmoil anxiety do elder Armstrong here hereby called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints you’re assigned to labor in the South Africa it was an emotional moment for me because I’ve known Anthony since he was a little baby and he’s growing up to be such a fabulous young man you were prepared to preach the gospel and it was amazing to me that someone who felt actually had nothing and was weak and really didn’t have much to live for when I first met her was now full of life it was a stark contrast from what we saw in Council Bluffs Iowa 35 years earlier Dawn’s own life was off to a rocky start her parents were only 16 years old when she was born and as fast as it began their marriage abruptly ended the only family she knew was broken apart after my mother split up she turned to drugs and alcohol food and clothing love and nurturing just we’re not an option because my mom just wasn’t emotionally available to provide that kind of support to us I’ve been on my own since I was 15 I just couldn’t take the abuse anymore shortly after I found myself in the same situation that my mother was in and I got pregnant at 16 I was not married my boyfriend was not interested and assuming the responsibility of parenthood at that time and so Anthony came into the world and I was alone in raising him after spending the better part of a year in a homeless shelter Don and Anthony were finally able to get an apartment of their own it was here where they met two sister missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints we talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ in different ways that applied to her and how she could change her life she needed friends and so as we were able to teach her the Gospels she talked to us in a way that were more different than other people we taught today we’re getting shirts slacks shoes socks raincoats pretty much everything he’ll need for two years and we get to fit it into one bag that weighs under fifty pounds and we’re looking for how do I see it fits across the back here I think that a mission is going to teach him a depth of soul that he wouldn’t he wouldn’t get it home I think it’ll teach him how to lose himself in the service of others you compare it to your suit which complements your suit worn that one okay right it’s surreal having him try suits on and things like that because the days are counting down and I realize I’m not gonna be watching where the suits I’ve worked hard I’ve owned and operated a long carrier business so that’s how I’ve been able to pay for ministry and I think he will have a much richer experience because he did that I challenge all of you to prepare do all that you can to make sure you’re worthy to go I can’t help someone be better in their own life if my life isn’t in order I had I mean with my bishop and just make sure that my life and everything was in order with the gospel and hence teachings the Gospels been such a enjoy in my life and that’s something that I want to share it was a very difficult time for Don I mean she was already struggling but just trying to make things work and give her son the best life that he did my boyfriend and I got back together we tried to make a go of it because of course you want the fairy tale you want your children to have their father in their life I became pregnant again with our second child my boyfriend was adamantly against having another child and then he said that it was over and a month later Trey was born he was beautiful he was perfect I think it was in December we received a call from her in tears indicating that Trey had passed away even losing him I went through alone I think that was hard for me to have a child bit no one ever saw my parents never held them never looked at him you know the missionaries would come over and I would just they don’t talk to me about God you know where is God in this no God but I know but what about this happened to one of his children at this point I’m in Arkansas and in this teeny tiny town I walk into a convenience store and the the woman that was working the cash register she could see that I was visibly shaken she kind of stopped me she said are you okay instantly I was just so emotionally overwhelmed and so alone that I can find in her what I was going through and she said are you religious and I said well actually been studying the LDS Church them the Mormon Church and she said well I’m a yes and when you know I can call some missionaries over here and I’d be happy for them to give you a blessing and at that moment I knew that didn’t leave that was me saying just hold on hold on then you’re almost there you’re just so close and I’m here and I love you and my mom is real I knew that if she would commit and she would take that next step that it would bring happiness in her life I had to decide what I wanted to do with my life soon after Donn was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints then just a few months prior to her 19th birthday and with a strong desire to start fresh Don and Anthony made a big move out west and never looked back shortly thereafter she met and married Craig Armstrong a local grown Mormon boy from Salt Lake City Utah from that point on her and Anthony’s life would never be the same it took me forever before I had actually admitted to myself that she was my girlfriend but you never said I was your girlfriend your mother did I asked sure he told me she’s got a little boy nice as well that doesn’t create a problem because if you love her then we’ll love the little boy they see me as a person they don’t see me as black Anthony they don’t see me as you know oh well he’s half and half you know they see me as Anthony they see me for who I am [Music] Craig is very special in lots of different ways but one of the things that gave him a great depth of character is the fact that he’s missing a leg on his left side what I love most about skiing is it’s probably one of the only sports I can really do that I feel unlimited and I love that because my life has been full of physical limitations [Music] my oldest has been really great there’s a father I’m always trying to push my kids always to that next level push them a little bit out of their comfort zone so they get that additional growth not once every from the first time that I met my dad whoever thought that he was disabled that’s one thing very valuable that’s Craig brought to the table was the fact that he was different there’s a commonality there that I knew that Craig would be able to identify and help Anthony when he struggled when it came to being different you see legs I love him that buyer my dad he’s always been there there hasn’t been arresting knotch that he hasn’t seen and been there to coach football and baseball and track he’s always been there to help out I just have a lot of respect for him I just have awesome parents the day of Anthony’s departure is finally here and like most families who support missionaries it’s a mixed bag of emotions we’re gonna have to fold everything that’s tiny is it good for the next two years Anthony’s only contact with his family will be through weekly email and one call home each Christmas and Mother’s Day past it’s like your heart walking outside your chest your head knows all the right reasons that he should be going but your heart just does not care it’s like your heart in your head or constantly in turmoil and Anthony is a huge part of my heart he’s the oldest brother he’s the leader of the pack and that leadership is going to be missed I’m proud of him Longo’s people blessed many lives and it’s worth doing I mean I’m a living result of the miracles that can come from missionary work [Music] [Music] I can’t be selfish no matter how much I love him I he’s not mine he was on loan no I just trying to give him back first time and it’ll be hard but it’s it’s worth doing [Music] hey everybody its stellar Armstrong everything’s been going good here at the Johannesburg MTC I think the church sends missionaries out because there is people like me waiting for their lives to be changed I sincerely believe that in life there’s there’s really no coincidences that there’s nothing really random about what I think in a way that God makes appointments for us with others one of the people see a missionary on the street that happens to be my son I would just encourage them to keep their own appointment Tinashe got out to open themselves up to the possibility that there’s something out there that they don’t realize and hope that they would just take a minute to hear his message one choice can change everything and then that one choice turns into another amazing choice in just like one bad choice can spiral into just despair and hopelessness good choices can turn into miracles and potential and realized I look at my life now and it’s a whole different universe I adore and cherish my family my life has been full of miracles full of God touching every aspect of my life now I have a better understanding of how to find peace you’re not always gonna be perfectly happy but you can always be at peace with things knowing that God loves you understanding my relationship with him it’s totally different now to go through hard things and have that support and have that love that only a father in heaven can provide and having the grace that only Christ can give is the perfect combination for a happy life as you can see Mormons come in all sizes shapes and colors we belong to a worldwide family the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints we are not perfect and low II struggle and worry about all the things that most people struggle and worry about we found some things that helps us meet the daily challenges of life the gospel of Jesus Christ Mormons respect and defend the rights of everyone to worship as they choose and we invite all to join with us on common ground to live at the Savior lives serve as he serves and love as he loves so if you want to know what makes us tick the answer is simple we strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ we love God and believe that he has a plan for all of us we believe that each one of us has amazing potential each one of us has an important part to play [Music] just keep racing and pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part [Music] indeed each one of us it’s glorious you won’t know to let it bring down as you discover you are others around you start to wake up it’s so amazing it’s like you’ll start [Music] [Music] No [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music]

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  1. I have had the pleasure of meeting Mormons who have taken much time to help me understand the the truth of the Mormon faith. This is why I am watching this movie. I have been invited to be baptized on December the 24th…..wow, I'm trying very hard to seek out the truth. I am also standing on Faith, that God will guide my heart and help me make this decision. prayers please

  2. I'm a Mormon and thus also a Christian. I don't think that I would have ever been a "bad" person, but I know that I am a much better person because of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and so I'm very grateful to have it in my life.

  3. craig's parents are so awesome. and i love how much different kinds of people are getting blessed by power of God. I am so focused in my life, sometimes i am so cluttered with thoughts of myself. World is huge, and God's love is eternal, widespread and phenomenon.

  4. "Ser un humano consiente". No soy religioso, pero valorรณ la filosofรญa que maneja esta religiรณn, todos deberรญamos de creer en algo

  5. I live in Orem, Utah and i have the opportunity to do a religious report on Mormonism, and i been reading the believes and faiths. The Mormon community is great i myself am not LDS but some of by best friends are and they are some of the greatest people I've meet.

  6. I believe That the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints is true . We can serve God, to be the light and the salt to everyone because we believe that Jesus loves us so much. I do believe that Jesus will come back for the second time. God blessed LDS and all people that love God and Jesus Christ.

  7. Being a mormon is GOOD!!!!โ˜บโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โคโคโคโคโคโคโค๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‡โœจโœจโœจโœจ

  8. I recently became a Mormon and I am enjoying the spiritual and emotional journey to get back to God the movie is absolutely awesome the last family really really got me emotional but it shows that God is really good and he loves us and he would never leave us he's always there

  9. I'm 62 and 42 years ago because of a co-worker's love and example I agreed to talk with the Mormon missionaries. I wasn't actively going to church at that time, but I grew up pretty religious, attending various Baptist churches. I told the missionaries that I didn't want to waste their time because I wasn't going to join their church, I was just curious about what they believed because my friend was LDS. However, as they taught me about the Plan of Salvation and the restoration of the Lord's Church on the earth in these latter days I couldn't help but join. The joy, love and direction that have filled my life all these years is truly a gift from God.

  10. love this and I'm not religious at all. until watching this I had a total different perception of yous . well done to all involved in the making of this film.

  11. I am not an LDS….. but do belief in Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. …. Thank for posting this beautiful representation of your denomination. May the Lord Jesus give me the opportunity to serve others as I see you do.

  12. I so appreciate hearing the Bishops testimony.. I feel warmth and harmony.. I would like to meet him and his family and ward.

  13. FROM THE FIRST, i WAS IMPRESSED WITH WHAT I WATCHED, AND AS i CONTINUE TO WATCH , MY FEELINGS HAVEN'T CHANGED. VERY IMPRESSED.

  14. THE BEST MOVIE I'VE SEEN IN SUCH A VERY LONG TIME. .i'M SHARING IT WITH MY FRIENDS. AND NEIGHBORS. I WANT THEM TO HAVE THAT SPECIAL FEELING .

  15. Anyone know where I can find the background music used in the beginning of the movie? (when the people in the street are being interviewed?) Thankyou

  16. Very Good Production, which I feel incorporates a bit of all of our Beliefs as LDS members! Still interested or have doubts to be resolved? Check out Mormon.org for more info!!

  17. Why didn't they provide more information as to their unique religious beliefs? The belief in servitude towards others as a key towards salvation is certainly not unique to the Mormon church, however believing in a 19th century American male becoming a prophet with direct communication with God and that was baptized personally by St John is certainly unique.

  18. I Love being Mormon this movie is beautiful It made my cry I know that this Is true and that That once again I will be able to live with our Heavenly Father again…I say these things in the name of thy son Jesus Christ Amen โค๏ธ

  19. Honestly, it was very shocking to me. What shocked me the most, was what people thought the Mormon religion was based on.

  20. I was raised non-denominational my whole life but when I was 15 I started to become interested in Mormonism and as it would turn out my neighbors were Mormon! and this is Tulsa Oklahoma where there are not many Mormons around so I definitely knew it was a sign from God that the church was true. I am 20 now and deeply considering joining the church and being baptized and so what if the church has some shady moments in their past… Every church does! And look at all the church does for people! I am proud to soon be officially LDS. Love this film so much!

  21. I'm glad to be a Latter-Day Saint and in the end, I inspire much about these people in this docu-movie. #MeetTheMormons

  22. I'm ex communicated but tired of my life's mistakes and going in circles I have decided to get back in church. I Ben going some Sundays and I pray every time I can. I do love my Mormon family in our ward. I want change I'm tired of this world. I know heavenly father lives me Jesus sacrificed his life for us. For me a sinner. I will get baptised. I need the missionary lessons first. Great video.

  23. i have been in active of the church, but my heart is has a sorrow, i believe it. i have been listen the conference once in a while from the youtube, i have been alone feel alone, i cant be on my knee for a health problem, i dont have friends and my family are catholics that are from the LDS here in cali- Colombia, its hard and i have been away from long time ago, and i want to return, love the hymns in english not in spanish, and spanish is my first language, i was bautiz in Mesa Arizona in 1999 and i reurnes to colombia on 2006. i feel that i did something wrong i left heavly father apart, and now i want him to go back, also i have both of the scritures in spanish and english, how i star it again. i know where is my church family church- i saw the video and i cry touch my feelings, touch my heart. thank you so much. and sorry for my english.

  24. Best decision of my life, I was such an angry man once; and now my kids feel safe and loved. My wife is my rock, my partner, without her, this life would be so bland. I love my family, and this is thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

  25. I testify of the pure joy the gospel can bring. If you can being a missionary for the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best gift you could give or ask for. I know my father lives

  26. September 1993 I became LDS however after some pressure from my then Wife we left . Since 2012 I have been taking an interest in Mormonism and now 2018 am ready to make a return . I am now re-married with 3 more children very content but I need structure and I believe Mormonism can give me this . I respect the LDS church more than any other Christian sect and out of over 3,000 of them I have studied many . However the LDS come across more Christian in my opinion .

  27. wohoo! I'm able to show my friends because they want to transfer to the church and I'm trying to help, them being a mormon myself.

  28. I have been a member for 17 years. Getting baptized was the best decision I have ever made. I love this movie, it has a wonderful message for anyone who is trying to live a good life. The Armstrong family story especially touches my heart every time.

  29. I'm not LDS but watching this captivated me and brought peace regarding the LDS Church . Very happy to see that someone like me – African American – can not only be a member but also a Bishop. Dispelled what I hear was (at one time) true.

    Thank you for sharing! It really blessed me immensely.

  30. Anybody know what that guitar music that plays during the credits directly after "glorious" by David Archeleta plays, what that guitar music is called? It sounds so calming, I want to know who made it.

  31. I have been a life long member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and every time i watch meet the mormons , it strainghthens my testimony, I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church on the face of the earth.

  32. La hija fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel y fiel

  33. I am proud to say I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and I love this movie because it reflects who we really are!!!

  34. mormรณn historia. es lo que escribo lo testificรณ con el poder de nuestro padre celestial Amen

  35. Wow, these films are incredible testimonies. I loved them, especially the one about Gail Halvorson, what a hero! Thank you for these shows, they really got to me. Love.

  36. Maravilhosa sensaรงรฃo! Quรฃo admirรกveis sรฃo. Amo demais !!!!! Vou me tornar Mรณrmon, meu batismo estรก prรณximo!!!!!! โ™กโ™กโ™ก

  37. i am mormon and this is the best movie that i have ever seen and i will never stop seeing this movie NEVER!!!!

  38. Great movie I love these movies pls make more movies I love them Iโ€™ve literally watched every movie joe smith finding faith Christ im a youth I love these videos make more movies my mom has told me that the church is making new movie so there asking men to grow out beards thanks to the church of Jesus Christ for providing these films also Blair treau made this movie good film canโ€™t wait for movies like this they make my day

  39. I really like that Darius gray fella he has heart his voice is spiritual my favorite church actors and heโ€™s one amazing men and he just a guy not an actor heโ€™s got a voice though spiritual deep voice love him

  40. Ken has heart and I love football and god but I like god tooo๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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