Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mark you calendars, pass the popcorn, pull up a chair and watch ALL the official trailers to MEET THE MORMONS

Read the bottom of this post on how to get free tickets for the movie.

Several months ago I heard about a movie that was going to be produced by our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to be shown in movie theaters. As I have watched the different trailers come out one by one, I have been impressed by each story.  Take a half a minute to watch each clip.  You, too, will be uplifted....
The official Trailer
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Col. Gail Halvorsen (Ret.)  Known as “The Candy Bomber” during the 1940s Berlin Airlift, Gail Halvorsen sparked a movement when he started dropping candy tied to parachutes out of his airplane window to children below. This small act of kindness quickly became a life-saving boost to the morale of the people of West Berlin and soon caught worldwide attention and support.
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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.
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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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Meet 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.
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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.
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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.
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Enjoy the another trailer of the movie.
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Net proceeds from the film will be donated to charity.  (The Red Cross).

From the LDS newsroom homepage:  
A new uplifting song recorded by Mormon artist David Archuleta is being enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The single, "Glorious," is from #MeettheMormons, a new feature-length documentary that was released in 250 theaters across the country on 10 October by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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