"Brave" video for early-returning missionaries

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"Brave" video for early-returning missionaries

Post by Ann » 09 May 2015, 15:30

http://m.deseretnews.com/article/865628 ... cebook.com

Hope this link works. I'm interested in what y'all think. Maybe it's the great weather and Mother's Day getting me emotional, but I was crying by the end of it.
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Post by FaithfulSkeptic » 09 May 2015, 16:41

Ann, thanks for sharing. As an early returning missionary myself, I know how humiliating it can be to return home early and how hard it can be to move forward with life.. This video has a great message!
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Post by Curt Sunshine » 09 May 2015, 16:45

This is the second thing I have seen recently from a quasi-official church source that addresses this issue in a wonderfully understanding and positive way.

Thanks for sharing it. This is an important cultural change that I hope gains even more traction.
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Post by Roy » 10 May 2015, 10:25

DW showed this to me. I hope that it helps make it more acceptable to come home early.
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Post by cwald » 10 May 2015, 14:05

Good stuff.
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Post by Roy » 10 May 2015, 15:15

I was also somwhat surprised that they said in the clip that it didn't matter why you came home early - whether it was physical, mental, or moral.

I can't imagine being in a more embarassing spot than coming home from a mission early due to some sort of moral transgression. Those that get hurt or have mental illness during their mission are given some small leniency as they were not responsible for their ailments. Not so for the moral transgressor. For this reason I believe it takes extra courage to include them in this effort - that their service was acceptable and that they still have value in this church.
"It is not so much the pain and suffering of life which crushes the individual as it is its meaninglessness and hopelessness." C. A. Elwood

“It is not the function of religion to answer all the questions about God’s moral government of the universe, but to give one courage, through faith, to go on in the face of questions he never finds the answer to in his present status.” TPC: Harold B. Lee 223

"I struggle now with establishing my faith that God may always be there, but may not always need to intervene" Heber13

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Re: "Brave" video for early-returning missionaries

Post by hawkgrrrl » 13 May 2015, 21:57

I thought you meant THIS "Brave" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFnHqXNrJmc

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Post by Minyan Man » 14 May 2015, 06:06

Very funny.

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