Meet the Mormons--Bishnu AdhikariI don’t go to the movies much. In fact I haven’t been to a movie theater since before I moved to Colorado. But I went to the movies last night for the first time in nearly five years.

What induced me to go? I went to see an uplifting and inspiring documentary called Meet The Mormons. It ended my movie drought.

Meet the Mormons tells the stories of six different Mormons from around the world. The profiles included a young black bishop from Atlanta, Georgia; the head football coach at the US Naval Academy; a MMA-fighting mom from Costa Rica; the Candy Bomber of Berlin (who lives in Arizona); a Nepalese engineer and humanitarian; and a mother from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Meet the Mormons--the Candy Bomber--Gail HalvorsenOrdinary people all of them. Very much like any one of us. But at the same time not. Their stories were inspiring and uplifting and some really quite extraordinary. They have overcome challenges and made sacrifices. They have families and careers. Their lives and their interests are very diverse, but they all have one thing in common. Each of the personalities profiled are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Just like me. Only more awesome.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I love people stories. I love to know what they do and why they do it and what challenges they’re overcoming along the way. I love to know what makes people tick and what they believe and what motivates them. And this movie gave me all that.

And now, I’d like to sit with them and hear even more of their stories. I was most touched by the story of Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the Candy Bomber. I remember reading about him and seeing the newsreel footage when I was in school. And now it makes my heart happy to know we share beliefs. Pretty cool.

I also loved the story of Bishnu Adhikari, a humanitarian and engineer from Nepal who spends his time traveling to remote Himalayan villages to help provide them with roads, schools and water.

I could go on about the other stories as well.

This is a movie well worth seeing, no matter what your beliefs. Yes, if you’re not a Mormon, you may learn a little more about what we believe. And if you are, you’ll get to know a few of your fellow Saints just a bit better.

Find out more about Meet the Mormons here.

And find out more about Mormons—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—here.

And, finally, if you’d like to know a little more about what I believe, click here.

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