Epic Documentary: Meet the Mormons

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Speaking of “going to the source,” one of my favorite introductions to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the award-winning 2014 documentary, Meet the Mormons, which highlights six different members of the Church, their stories, and how their faith is manifest in their individual lives. It’s one of the best “glimpses,” in my opinion, into what makes Mormons “tick” that I’ve ever seen. I think you’ll agree. And, I think you may just be surprised by how unique and non-stereo-typical each of the stories/individuals is.

Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 11.37.13 PMThe film is on Netflix worldwide if you’d like to watch it there and have a membership and you can also see it on The Mormon Channel. Click Here to view the full film. I think you’ll be glad you did.

One interesting point: the film was directed by Blair Treu and produced by the Church and all proceeds from its theatrical release were donated to The American Red Cross.

Probably my favorite aspect of the movie, besides the theme song, Glorious, by David Archuletta (of American Idol fame, also a Mormon), is the way the movie shows how integral each person’s/family’s faith is in their lives, as members of the LDS Church … how it guides them, strengthens them, and in a very real sense makes them who they are. It’s a theme you see repeated in each story in their own unique ways, not to mention, in the lives of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all over the world. It’s because our faith is more than just something we believe. It’s something we cherish, seek after, and especially over time, see become an integral part of who we are.

Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 11.38.07 PMThe more you get to know us, the more you’ll understand. Thanks for the effort BTW. I welcome you and appreciate your time and consideration.

Warmest regards,

Patrick Laing – Portland, Oregon USA

Click Here to view David Archuleta’s amazing theme song, Glorious from Meet the Mormons,

Click Here to view the link to IMDB’s page on Meet the Mormons. 

Click Here to view Wikipedia’s treatise of the film.

Following are a few details and links from The Mormon Channel and YouTube:

From Mormon Channel – Published on Nov 6, 2015
Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 11.43.16 PMThe Meet the Mormons movie examines the very diverse lives of six devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Filmed across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the U.S., Costa Rica, Nepal and beyond. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith. The official, full-length version of the movie will only be available on YouTube for a limited time.
Learn more about Meet the Mormons at meetthemormons.com.
Meet the Mormons is also available on Netflix worldwide. This is the official Meet the Mormons movie. To buy a personal copy visit Walmart (http://goo.gl/jtziC9), Deseret Book (https://deseretbook.com/p/meet-mormon…) or Amazon (http://goo.gl/3yh2vf). Meet the Mormons is available on YouTube in 29 languages or dialects!
Watch in Spanish (Mexican): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szf3m…
More about the unique the stories covered in the Meet the Mormons full movie:
Meet the Humanitarian – After leaving his village to receive a degree in Engineering, Bishnu Adhikari returned to his home in Nepal with a newfound faith and a determination to help improve the living conditions of the area. Bishnu now travels to remote villages in the Himalayan Mountains to build roads, schools and water systems, all while living with his faith and respecting his culture and his family’s expectations.
Meet the Coach – As Head Football Coach of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Ken Niumatalolo balances the pressures of his high-stress job by putting his family and faith first. In the competitive, high-stakes world of college football, he made the shocking decision to cancel staff meetings on Sundays, traditionally seen as critical to the team’s success, to instead honor the Sabbath day.
Screen Shot 2018-07-15 at 11.42.45 PMMeet the Fighter – With her husband’s help, extreme sports enthusiast Carolina Muñoz Marin has fought her way to the top of women’s amateur kickboxing in Costa Rica, challenging the traditional stereotypes of a Mormon woman. In between family time and training for competitions, Carolina and her husband run a charity to help those in Costa Rica who are less fortunate.
Meet the Bishop – Jermaine Sullivan works full-time as an academic counselor to 200 students in order to support his wife and three kids. He also volunteers full-time as a Bishop of a Mormon church in Atlanta, Georgia. He leads his diverse congregation with youthful exuberance while shattering stereotypes of what it means to be a Mormon Bishop.
Meet the Pilot – Colonel Gail Seymour “Hal” Halvorsen (born October 10, 1920) is a retired officer and command pilot in the United States Airforce. He is best known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber” or “Uncle Wiggly Wings” and gained fame for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin airlift from 1948 to 1949.

Meet the Mom – Dawn Armstrong, a struggling single mother, had hit rock bottom and lost all hope. Then she met some Mormon missionaries who helped her and her son get back on their feet and start a new life. Her son is now older and ready to fulfill his two-year voluntary missionary work. As she helps him prepare to leave home for the first time ever, she also prepares to say goodbye.

 

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