35 Burst results for "Saints"
The U.S. Wouldn't Exist Without the Great Awakening
"And I think it's important for us to know our history and to know these histories of revival that these things have happened in the past. And the United States of America would not exist if it hadn't been for the first great awakening. It was an amazing thing where thousands and thousands and thousands of people up and down the 13 colonies became born again and understand we can govern ourselves. We don't need a big government. I mean, all these things follow and I really do think you're right that we're living in a season right now. We're seeing earthquakes in the heavenly. We're seeing things happen. The overturning of roe V wade, it's kind of like the fall of the Soviet Union. People would dream, never dream that it's ever going to go away. It's been decades and the lord hears the prayers of his saints. It will go away and the enemy will scream louder because this is like a sacrament for the secular left. They don't really know what it is that they talk about these platitudes about women's rights and reproductive rights. It's something very, very dark. It's harmed women more than anything. And I do think that you're right, we're seeing things I think we're going to see election transparency. Because people are waking up, they're getting serious. And they're saying, we need to get involved in politics. We need to get involved in our local elections. We need to get involved in everything because we've taken our eyes off the ball and the enemy has come in like a flood, but the spirit of the lord is raising up a standard against
'United We Pledge' Is Recreating an American Village in Alabama
"Now, I want to ask you, so you're saying that united we pledge already has something called the American village in montevallo, Alabama, because I had not heard about this till today. No, no, what I'm saying is that Montebello Alabama is an American village. And the united we pledge has partnered with a company called balance of nature and they've procured about 40 acres of land in Utah that they're going to recreate an American village there. That's what I'm saying. So there is an American village in Alabama already. Yes. But I had not heard about this. I want to go to montevallo, Alabama now that I've literally not heard about this. And you should. I hadn't heard about it either until they brought it up, and then when they brought it up to me and they came up with this idea of me running from Montevideo Alabama to saint George, you don't have to break around for this thing. You know, I think that we have a whole mind body, right? You have your gut, you have your heart, you have your head, and all three have brain cells. My gut just goes, go for it. My heart was like, oh, you gotta do this. You know? And then my mind just said, yeah, it's a resounding yes. This is the right time, the right place, and the right thing. So then when I visited montevallo, Alabama and saw with my own two eyes, the impact that this American village had with these kids, it was just like, oh man, let's get going.
Update on the latest sports
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Hospital workers pause to be recognized for their sacrifices during the pandemic
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Abortion Advocates Riot Outside Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC
"I hope you can watch the show at Salem news channel, our new platform, as well as listen on this great radio station to the Mike Gallagher show because once in a while, just describing it isn't quite enough. Sometimes you have to see this with your own eyes. Now I'm gonna warn you, it will burn your eyes. You'll never be able to unsee this, but this was the scene outside Saint Patrick's cathedral over the weekend. He's got a baby wrapped up in like pink blankets. She is hanging out all over the place and so that we that hold her topic and cover much up. This is like a pop right out. And she's got a baby, a baby doll. But she's ripping apart. And she's doing this in front of a group of young men and women who are praying. For the lives of the unborn. Now she's pulling the babies out from between her legs. Jumping up in there and now she's shoving her out, turn it off. Turn it off, my eyes are bleeding. Can't take any more. The police finally came and ushered her away. Back to wherever she came from. Back to whatever rock she came from out from under.
Fleury makes 29 saves, Wild beat Blues 5-1, take series lead
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Fire-ravaged New Mexico villages cling to faith, ‘querencia’
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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"One. I remember an appreciative leadership meeting here in Richmond back in 2014. Is this about a month before I became state president elder bednar was here. And one of the comments he made was we have to stop stove piping the gospel. We talk about missionary work. And then we talk about temple and family history. And now we see how that has been present Nelson stressed it and taught it. So beautifully, it's all one work. It's all the same. And we've got to stop stove piping it. So I like the thought of it being all interconnected. Yeah, yeah. One doctor and it's a Christ doctor and they came from the father, right? Yeah. So I'm just curious, walking into this next role. This is obviously a full-time role for three years and if there's any organization or program or whatnot that is at least somewhat familiar or similar to a military process. Full-time missionaries might be it. In that way, help me grow up and it was an intense experience when not I would assume I'd have a similar or more intense experience with the military, whatnot. But nonetheless, it was a very formative experience for me. And many others. What are your thoughts, we all know that we're completely naive to these roles until we're about 6, 7 months into them. But just for the sake of discussion here, what are you thinking? Walking into this and should your missionaries be intimidated by your marine experience here? Well, interestingly enough, if you've noticed and maybe this have gone against that for doing an interview, but you notice that when they do your bios now, the church news, it doesn't, it doesn't say what your profession was. Oh yeah. Yeah, they used to. I used to talk about your profession, but now with mission presence, they don't, but that aside, I think I was joking when my sons had said, yeah, I was going through the missionary handbook. It says, get up at 6 30. And I'm thinking, 6 30. Revelry was always at 5. Why are we sleeping in for an hour and a half? Oh boy. You're going to have them running on the beach, you know? That won't be a change that will make. But we had a good laugh about it anyway. Nice. One of my sons said, dad, you'll be the only mission president would be sent home a day after you get there. Nice. And speaking of sending home, I mean, that's a big concern nowadays of just this seems like a larger group of missionaries, obviously with the age change. I mean, there's a lot of variables to look at. But it seems like more and more with mental health and what not to anxieties and whatnot. A lot of missionaries are returning home. And obviously in the military, if you can't, you can't cut it and off you go. I assume, I don't know, but I'm sure the work for you. But what are your thoughts on that as far as helping these young men find success? And young women find success in the mission fail. To me, it's the primary purpose. Is to do everything that we can as husband and wife to help love love them and help them and do everything we can to keep them there. And help them to know that the lord is there and help them find a way to better tap into that. To receive his help. And to feel of his love and realize that they can do it. And there is a lot of help. There's this counselors. And the church has done just the incredible job of making that more and more available and a lot more help to mission presence than there were even just four or 5 years ago. What's out there now? So I think that's to me, you know, I had an experience in the state president. I had a young man that was serving and well, he wasn't out, I don't think 6 weeks in the mission browsing column. We joke about this, but man, as a stake president, he just hate getting calls from mission presents. Because it's never good. They never call you up to tell you. Hey, just want to let you know what a great job this missionaries doing. Maybe you should try that. See how it goes? I've made a note. A lot of them that I've mentioned it to they all say, yeah, we should do that. But they've got their hands full. But anyway, he called and we worked with this missionary. And about 6 months later, he called me again. And I was having struggles. And while the third time he called with this missionary, I remember I said two months at present, I said, you've done all you can, send him home. You know, I'm thinking about it as companion. I'm thinking about, you know, the impact it has to the work. I should just send him home. And he said, well, he said, no, he said, I'm not quite ready to do that. And he made it. He served as complete mission, he served two years. He came home. He was a changed person. He wasn't the same young man that I set apart. And a couple of months ago, I call that mission president and I told him, I said, I'd just done a temple recommend interview with this young man. And he was going off to college. And he's just in a good place. I said, I just want to thank you for hanging in there. And doing all you could. I said, and I had received my call then. So I knew, and I told him, I said, you're a great example on inspiration to me. Every time, I'm looking across at a missionary that thoughts of them going home, I'm going to think of this mission president and say, okay, what else can we do? And I'm excited about you mentioned some of the military things. One of the fun things in the military was surprising. If you really want to know how things really look, if you tell them in advance, there's going to be an inspection on such and such a day, you know, they're going to get ready for it, right? They're going to prepare for it. So one of the things that I want to do as a mission president is I'll probably give them a little bit of heads up in the beginning, but down the road, I probably won't. I just want to walk in at 8 30 in the morning and say, I'm here for companion study. Let's do it. Yeah. Nice. And I think I'll learn more about missionaries and how to works going that way than I ever will in any zone coffee. Yeah, yeah, for sure. And especially if they're still in bed at 8 30, right? Nice. Well, this has been awesome. I'm just exploring these dynamics from the leadership with the marines to church leadership and these principles and whatnot. What are we missing before we wrap up? I got one more question for you. But anything we're missing before we wrap up. No. You know, I love the simplicity of going back to, you know, you got to really care about them. Whether that's a member of your ward or a member of your mission or your member of your team that you work with, that's.
What Eric Is Most Looking Forward to in the Next Few Months
"What are you most looking forward to in the next few months? Wow, that's a great question. Actually, there's so many things that are ahead. I honestly, I think going to a beach someplace would be a nice thing. But that's not till the summer. We love the summer. And we love to get to beaches when we can. So there are so many things I could say to that. But I'll say this actually. Because the Twitter thing is an example of it. I believe that a God has is answering the prayers of the saints, that people have been praying across this country. They have seen how horrible things have gotten. And many people don't want to know, but I'm telling you, many of us know, we've seen what happened. We never dreamt America could go down this path that you could have an election stolen through vast criminal conspiracy. And then everybody says, oh, it's the safest election possible. Get the vaccine. All of this madness. I think that God has heard our prayers and that we're going to see amazing things in the months ahead. And I want to say to everyone, pray for this country every day, ask God to have mercy on this country because we're the last best hope of earth according to Abraham Lincoln. There's no America waiting in the wings when we go down.
Composer Bryan Miller on How Film Scores Impact Viewing Experiences
"I'm really thrilled to welcome to the podcast Brian Miller. As some of you might wonder as you watch my movies well, who does the score? Who does the music that makes these movies come alive? Well, here's the guy, Brian Miller, he's composed music for four out of my 5 films, including, by the way, the latest one. 2000 mules. Brian's company is called sensory overload. This is a guy he's a composer. He's a music producer, out of LA. His work has been featured on Dancing with the Stars. He's scored TV, commercials, documentaries, speech or films, and he's also done some work with saint Jude's children's hospital. Brian, welcome to the podcast. Great to have you and man, it's so much fun, you know, when we get our movies done and we sort of deliver them to you, we're always, we always wait with bated breath to see what you're gonna do with them, but isn't it true that a score is kind of the, what would you call it? Is it like the emotional undercurrent of a movie? How do you understand what a score does in a movie? Absolutely. The score is a major part of that movie, right? And it's a little bit in some cases a subconscious part, right? That people aren't necessarily paying super attention to it. But it's guiding you on how you feel. What you're experiencing, if you're angry, if you're crying, if you're cheering, music is contributing to all those things. So if you take music out of the most iconic movies in America, they're largely different experiences. Because of what the music is
Update on the latest sports
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Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88
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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Church leaders who are trying to figure out the best way to connect and love LGBTQ Latter day Saints, whether they're still in the church or out of the church or on the covenant path or not. We just want and it's a beautiful experience the last handful of years I've attended had the opportunity to serve on the board of north star the last 5 or so years and it is a remarkable work. And a good way to look at north star is similar to how people see leading saints. We're an independent nonprofit organization that's striving to support members of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints, but you guys cover the LGBTQ world and I cover the leadership world. So we're joined forces and here we are. And they work together. Yep, for sure. So I'm always excited for the north star conference. It's typically been held in March, April, maybe, but this year it's in June. The dates, what are the dates for this? The dates are the two 9th through the 11th. So the conference is actually, we start with a June 9th, we start with a opening social, where we meet all the information up on the website. But we start with an opening social. So everyone can kind of get familiar with everyone. We have a dinner and that's open to anybody who would like to come actually. That's not necessarily you have to register to the conference. If you'd like to come and just munch it mingle, if you will, that's an opportunity for lots of people to come and then the tenth and the 11th Friday and Saturday are the actual conference bulk of it. At the Sheridan and downtown Salt Lake, right? Last year we did it in June as well. And we just saw a really good turnout, especially with some youth and families. And that's the part where we felt like keeping it in June is something that we could do that would help youth and families be able to attend a little bit more and get that support, especially when so many are trying to understand what's going on in their lives. Yeah. Yeah, I'm glad you mentioned that there is a youth track, so even that's an option there as well. So, and it is also available virtually as well. So you don't have to be in Salt Lake to participate. That's correct. Yeah, last year we started the virtual conference because of the pandemic..
Lila Rose: No Autopsy Conducted in Alleged D.C. Infanticide Case
"Now these are very serious allegations coming out of this Washington D.C. case Where do we stand now is the D.C. mayor or the authorities going to look into this over there Is metro looking into it What's going on with that case What happened Just the contours of it as it stands now Sure So here's the breakdown over two weeks ago pro life activists were given two boxes of medical waste They said medical waste on them that they were actually boxes of the babies that were killed by abortion outside of the abortion of cesare saint Angeles clinic in D.C. So this whistleblower gave them these boxes live action we sent in my private organization sent in our field where we documented the findings there were images of we've got images of children that were nearly full term by babies in particular looked like they had been maybe even born alive one child looked like she had been the victim of partial birth abortion which is illegal a little beautiful baby girl whose neck had been cut and brain removed Really the most gory heartbreaking findings that you could imagine I mean it's like coming across a murder scene truly And so with this documentation the reached out to the D.C. homicide unit saying listen we have the bodies of children that may have been born alive and then killed we don't know what actually happened that you need to investigate Please hear the bodies and arrange for the bodies to be given over to D.C. police Well the D.C. police homicide unit shows up They take the bodies into their possession and then they say down two days later they say we're not going to be investigating These were abortions and it's legal in D.C. but then they admit that they didn't do an autopsy So there apparently has been no medical examination of these children's bodies no proper examination And yet they're claiming the abortions were done legally whether they were illegal or legal it's still I believe murder It's horrific I mean the children are savagely
Brayden Schenn scores in OT to lift Blues past Wild, 6-5
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The Inspiring Story of Raido GM Barb Yoder
"General manager of the radio station that carries our show in the Tampa Bay Area, really our flagship station since I live in Florida now full time, barb yoder is a pretty amazing woman. She's the general manager of AMH 60 the answer she runs the cluster of Salem radio stations in the Tampa Bay, saint Pete Clearwater region. And she's a pretty remarkable woman. She's a cancer survivor. And as somebody who has followed her for years and worked with her, that was pretty tough for all of us, not to mention what she went through, and yet she beat it. And when she beat cancer, the journey she was on was inspirational to anyone who knows her because being the strong person of faith that she is, she never, ever expressed any doubt or reluctance to embrace the idea that God had this that God was in control no matter what the outcome God had this. And you know that about people of faith, you know that deeply spiritual believers. Understand that no matter what adversity you face, God has this. It may not be the outcome you want, maybe it will. And thank God in barb yoder's case, it was exactly the outcome that we had all been praying for. She beat it, she is fit and healthy and ever smiling and a great presence in my life.
Frederick Gaudreau scores in OT, Wild beat Stars 3-2
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Man arrested in Brooklyn subway attack, charged with terror
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Tarasenko scores twice, Blues push past ailing Bruins 4-2
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Ashley Varner's Start in Politics, Protesting Against Professors
"Protesting outside your professor's houses? Was that the way I interpreted that? Well, no, we were on campus, but we were right across the street from our professors protesting. Yeah, I've been involved in politics from a young age. I think my mother for that. She had Rush Limbaugh on in the house every day from the time I was 9 years old. I was listening to him, so I knew that I wanted to go into politics. I thought that I wanted to get out of Missouri for a while at saint Joseph was a small town for me at the time, and I just couldn't wait to get to Washington D.C.. Just as an aside, Doug now when I explain the difference between saint Joseph, Missouri and Washington, D.C. to each other, I say the difference is when you meet someone new in Washington, D.C., they ask, what do you do? And they are sizing you up to see, are you worth my time? And when you're in Missouri, and you meet someone new and they ask, what do you do? They mean, do you hunt? Do you fish? Do you have a boat? What do you do? So that's the very stark difference between the two and I appreciate Missouri more and more as long as I've lived in the swamp, but I got involved in politics. I campaigned with my local Republican Party in the 1996 elections. I've still in high school, I went to college Republicans at the university of Missouri. I was the chairman of mizu college Republicans when 9 11 happened. And we got flyers. We saw flyers up around campus that two weeks after 9 11, there were going to be protests against any war, you know, food not bombs, and it was led by our professors in the political science department. So as chairman of college Republicans, I said, nope, let's get together. We're going to have campaign sign making party pizza and we're going to make signs patriotic messages, God love our troops,
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Are simply a content creating organization. Now, some people may listen to that content and feel like, wow, I feel better trained, but that's not because we gave you training. It's up to you to apply this how you may. But we don't. And that. Leads to the next principle, which is we do not advocate one particular leadership model over others. Now, me, myself, as Kurt frankcom, I have certain leadership models and approaches that I favor that I probably approach any leadership role through. But as leading saints, we don't necessarily, at least we really try not to promote one leadership model over another. Some of our strategic initiatives, I'll just share some of these for 2022. We want to develop the infrastructure to enable future growth initiatives. So this includes really continue to grow our board of directors. We want to create. An advisory board, a leadership council, and a strong fundraising campaign. Obviously, any work that leading saints does does not move forward without money behind it, fundraising that propels us forward. It allows us to do so many initiatives. We want to professionalize our production of virtual summits to make them more engaging impactful and enduring as many of you know, we've done, I believe there's 8. I think leading youth will be our 8th virtual conference. And we just wanted to really develop those shine those up a little bit to really make them more valuable to those that engage with those. A lot of times taking all my time and effort to simply put those together, make sure they're displayed in a way that at least be informative and then we move on and sometimes we can go back to that and develop those little bit better. I want to talk about how you can help leading saints. And I'm actually going to do another little more fun episode that you'll see pop up this month hopefully I remember to do it. Just like some quick things that you can do to help leading saints because there's a ton of quick things like go to Apple podcasts or whatever podcasting service you use and leave a review. Like that actually helps leading saints a lot and it's very simple to do..
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"I keep them in the loop as we do different virtual conferences and whatnot. And for instance, Brad Wilcox, second counsel in general, young men's pregnancy when he heard about the young saints virtual conference coming up. He reached out and said, hey, you know, we could probably provide some speakers there. And from our board of advisers, and I thought, great. Appreciate the help. And so we're in the works of organizing that. I hope that answers your question. There's just not there's not a lot of communication there, but so I think less communication is probably a good news rather than not good news. I think if there is more communication from general authorities, it would be not positive communication. So I think that is how I interpret it anyways. So let's go back to the strategic outlook of leading saints. This is we actually put together as a board of directors a document about leading saints in looking in 2022 as far as what we want to create of leaving saints. And what the purpose is, make sure we're all on the same page as we as we move forward. So I'm going to review some points here and maybe we'll give you an idea of leading saints. That's another purpose for this episode is I hope that individuals who maybe aren't as familiar with leading saints could listen to this episode and walk away thinking, oh, I get it. I have a general idea of what they're trying to accomplish. So who are we, who is leading saints or what are we? Leading saints is an independent nonprofit organization that supports the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints by empowering Latter day Saints to fulfill their God given potential to build and lead Zion like communities at church, home, work, and in society. So this is definitely a direction that we want to go as an organization and it is a direction we have been going. But we aren't just some blog online that talks about callings. Though we cover a lot of topics and principles and concepts that would help an individual in a specific calling. But our hope and the most simple way to communicate to somebody our mission is leading saints, we help ladder day saints be better prepared to lead. Now that may be and I hear this all the time where people listen to our content and they say, you know, I run a CPA office, Kurt, and your content or the content leading saints crates helps me be a better boss at my CPA office..
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"And it was kind of touch and go hit and miss writing content here and there. Sometimes I'd go months without writing, but it was just sort of a fun hobby blog. And from 2010 to 2014, I sort of did that. And then in 2014, I heard about podcasts. And I felt like at that point, I was sort of late to the game, but nonetheless, I looked into it, reached out to a few people who had already started podcasting. And I began to figure out how to do it. And that's really where the traction came with leading saints is when I started putting audio content out there in the podcast form. I think is the close to perfect type of content for what we're doing. Interviewing people, hearing how people are doing things and that's when it started getting some traction. That was 2014. And then by 2000 16, we became a 501c3 nonprofit and at that time it was such a demand on my time that I actually went full time with leading saints. And that's one thing that a lot of people don't realize sometimes when they meet me, I often get people who've listened to leading saints for years, and they'll say, so what is it you do for work? And I'll say, leading scenes. It's my full-time job. And it's been awesome. I mean, I couldn't even have thought up or dreamt of this type of job. But man, what are remarkable opportunity and career path that's been. I don't know how long it'll last, I don't know if this is a long term, I will do this forever. I mean, I don't think of anything else I want to do. This point in my life, so we'll see how long it goes. But yeah, since 2016, leading saints as the executive director of leading saints has been my full time job..
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Welcome back to another episode of the leading saints podcast. This is Kurt Franken. Your host, I know many of you have tuned in and heard that time and time again. And this is going to be more casual episode. I'm just going to maybe explore some future ideas and points and directions that leading saints is headed specifically in 2022. I have Instagram Live on and I have Facebook Live on and we're gonna try that out, see if people chime in and ask questions or give feedback or, you know, call me names, something like that. We'll try to sort of experiment here. And that's really what we do at leading saints. We try different things and that's what's led to so much awesome content and unique ways of communicating content is we just experiment with different things..
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Ham nor his lasting hammer h. am n. e. r. Would love to have you participate register. There you got to register. In order to participate year. Attend in person which we'd love adds a lot of energy to room to have people in the room or you can tune in remotely anywhere in the world will be streaming online. And i think you will definitely appreciate that. So leading saints dot org slash ham. Ner be there you'll love it and it's gonna be sad you could just thinking out. More adequately articulate. How awesome is going to be and you should be there. And i'll be there and it'll be fun so check it out leading saints dot org slash hammer now. The second part of what i wanted to talk about is the coolest idea for award activity. Okay so let me give you some foundation here to build upon. I had the opportunity. A recently Cea screening of the new movie called witnesses. Which is exclusively in theaters on fourth. It's a new movie about the three witnesses. And josie smith of course goes deep into the history of what happened with these men. What led up to them becoming witnesses of the golden plates. What happened after they They witness gold-plate says you know they. They left the church. Were were excommunicated and some extent and talks about that That history and how some of them came back to the church and and whatnot so phenomenal movie. Definitely check this out now. Obviously if your new car idaho arizona. It's maybe not going to be too difficult to find a theater that is screening this and availability and as you know these smaller independent films You gotta hit hard on opening weekend so it would really be helpful for those that that are behind this great filmed for you to make time to go. Purchase a ticket and and watch this now. Let's say you're in timbuktu arkansas. Or live out in the middle of nowhere minnesota If if you have a. I believe that cinemark theater nearby you can actually go to witnesses. Film dot com and they have a great button there called by a private screening so anywhere in the country or wherever you have cinemark theater i believe it cinemark but just go to that link and fill it out and then through the technology that we have this is sort of a result of the pandemic shutdown making a very easy to stream certain movies certain theatres you go for very forcible price out the theater right so maybe have were activity the ward rents out the theater invites to come and enjoys this This movie we actually did this as when i was. Bishop i forget what movie it was but We just bought anybody who wanted to come. I think we went on a five dollar tuesdays. Those of it cheaper and we invited anybody in the world to come see a movie similar like this about church history and it was fun it was just fun being in the theater with the ward especially now after the shutdown and things are starting to back up again like what a great opportunity to get in a theater with the ward and and watch the great film about church history. This and then you could even maybe hang out and have a discussion about Some of the history there. I mean it's it's some really messy history. At times they discuss and talk about. They talk about the translation process with a seer stone. And all these things so great film. It's one of my favorite depictions of joseph smith. As far as the actor goes. He did really good job. Joseph smith and you're gonna love it so go to witnesses film dot com for that information and again go to leading saints dot org slash hammer to get information about joining us..
"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Today is a bit of a special episode because there is an upcoming conference that you've got to know about now in the leading saints world. I realize i'm throwing a lot at you right now. We have our mentally healthy saints. Virtual summit going on the that starts on the eighteenth of may and goes for a couple of weeks and then in june. We have the north star conference coming up on june eleventh. The twelfth and it is in salt lake city. Utah the sheraton hotel. But it's also available to stream online. And again i every year i come to you and i just can't emphasize this conference enough. I've had the opportunity to serve on the board of northstar and to associate and a teaching. Be a part of this conference in in years past and this is a must attend and it's not one of those things like attended that once the leader. I'm good like no. This is like a yearly continual education experience that we. I can't emphasize enough that individuals checkout in the fact that it's all available online to those who register. You can't pass this up so to give you a better. A more context to this north star conference coming up. A we've invited here bruce. And brent ed meyer. Are you to bruce and brent wonderful good thank you awesome now obviously with with two names to start with the be in a similar last name you to our brothers is that right. Yes they are he. He's the older brother. But i'm the better looking one so nice right all right. We'll we'll see how this goes here. So brent You've had a special role with this with this conference coming up. What's been your role in the organization of so what this is going to be my seventh conference that i've attended the first four so i attended as just an attendee. Just wanted to be there my experience. Same sex attraction and died there with my wife until therefore it was just somewhere a place that we knew we needed to be in order to be close to our savior and to have these feelings then also be able to live a covenant keeping lifestyle and in the last three years my wife and i have taken on a larger role the last two years we were program chairs so planning the content of what it is in this year we've taken actually the conference lead role on and so we've been focused a lot in that and it's been a super rewarding experience and you've been a great job. I mean just the lineup. We have the schedule having it all come together. You're i know there's a lot of pine the scenes and man. I'm so glad that you're involved there and making happing so maybe let's let's back up. Just start with your personal experience. That bruce you're currently serving as a stake president so you'll bring some leadership perspective and why you attend the northstar conference but let's let's back up. Who wants to jump in as far as your personal story. Brand bruce as far as how this topic came to surf to the surface in your personal family relationships well it started about what i've always experienced same sex attraction but never shared it with anybody until a year after i got married and that was one of the hardest things to go through. I would imagine for marriage anytime you add something like this into it. It's it's very challenging. And my wife. And i then opened up to my family and bruce was one of the first ones that My wife went to when i shared this news with her. Because i thought. I didn't know anybody at the time who experienced was gay or six fearing same sex attraction and stayed in the church and so i thought my time in the church was done and through lots of prayers. Lots of working through it. We were able to stay together and it wasn't until probably about four or five years after that that we found northstar set one of our friends. Have you heard about this group. We hadn't so we started looking up and found out data conference and it was one of those things again. My wife was very gun shy about going the first time. I don't want to protect my husband. Around other people who experience a same unless a phenomenon have the same experience and put them in this kind of melting pot and but she prayed about it and decided that yes we wanted to go it has been one of the best things for our family just to strengthen us into bring us closer together. She said the changing point about knowing whether she needed to be at the conference or not was when they sang the opening song at the first general session that was i believe in christ and she said the spirit just hit her and she knew from that point on that. That's where we needed to be. Yeah yeah you could come to this conference only for the music. I mean the singing and the musical numbers are worth the worth. Everything so Bruce lee connect to you as far as you know growing up. What was your perspective as far as the lgbtq community then what what went through your mind or how did you respond when you're near your brother opened up about his experience. Absolutely no experience with the lgbtq community. I had no idea that my brother was gay. The the way i found out about it was a saturday morning when courtney his wife came over to my home and opened the door early in the morning and she followed him while arms weeping and i she couldn't speak so what was going on at all. I simply figured that there is a a marital problem. Whenever that was. I did not know. And i even asked her to branchy nine you and she said no. It's worse in it. That i couldn't find out i couldn't figure what was worse than than having a spouse jeanine new after we sat down on the couch and just gathered our our thoughts for a moment. She said he. He said that he's gay. And i thought what nor will you talk about. You know i've grown up with this man. And i've never heard of this before this can't be true. What's going on so my feelings immediately turned. I'm going to be honest anger. Because i had no experience with this i. It's intern anger choice. Was he choosing to do this for you know. He made some choices earlier to marry union. Still the temple is choosing to be gay and choose an alternative lifestyle so with that. I didn't know what to do. And so i put her in the car and we drove over bishops house and i introduced they knew each other but i introduced the problem and And left and so. I didn't have a whole lot of information. I didn't know what to do. I went back home and of course my wife was there we were talking about it but Up to that point it just it was it was a very surreal feeling and i was kinda numb inside. Because i didn't know what was happening and brent when he first came out to your wife and then with your family i mean what was it getting to the point. Where was just hard like did you. I know many people experienced this feeling of i will take to my grave. Nobody will ever find out. And i'll just continue on with the my happy marriage and it'll be fine. But what was there a moment where you felt like i definitely need open up about this. It came at at that point in october of two thousand five when we were trying to have kids and i thought the same thing. I'm not going to tell anybody about this. As long as i don't vocalise then it really isn't real. We were trying to have kids and my wife could tell there was something going on that we just. I wasn't being fully opened with her and she kept crying and asking me and asking me and i. It was a burden on my shoulders. Because part of the thought of my head was. How can i bring kids into this world. If i'm not sure that i'm going to be there and bring them into an intact family. I wasn't planning on doing it that morning. There was no nothing in my head. That was like hey. Today's the day you're going to share with your wife did this. What's going on. But because of her questioning. And and i was just over the my mind couldn't take it anymore. I just shared it with her and i thought that was the end of one life in the beginning of another one because i didn't know anybody who had ever experienced and.
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"In there. That email will come to me. And we'll start the conversation. And i also want to take the time to effectively illustrate if i can't be impossible for me to do this completely but we communicate just the impact. We are having okay for several months this year. We've had two hundred and fifty downloads. A month to the podcast. Now we can't really track subscribers and exact people or how long they're listening are all these things but the download you can. You can hit even if he listened through a through chrome web browser and you listen through that and didn't necessarily download it still counts in that download can a quarter of a million downloads around the world. People every month listening to the continent leading states surf you to do the calculation of at that number and how many wards and stakes that represents that would be about. We're speaking to a eight hundred and thirty wards every month and about one hundred and twenty stakes every month now. that's back of the napkin type of calculation. But just to give an idea. Eight hundred and thirty wards one hundred and nineteen or one hundred and twenty stakes now. An agreement goes beyond that because this aren't just everyday leaders that were talking to sure. There's a lot in our audience who don't necessarily have leadership calling but these are leaders that are listening. Consider the impact that we're having on the church as a whole by reaching that type of audience and we can do so much more right so the impact is real. it's there and i wanna read a few testimonials that just really touched my heart. And i get five or so of these a week of just emails and if and if you wouldn't mind sending me an email i would love that. Just tell me how leading says impacted you. Tell me how it's changed you what's worked. What hasn't give me feedback. Whatever it is but these testimonials really keep going in you know. They're hard to take to the bank and cash in but nonetheless they keep us going this. This is wrong motivation for us. So here's a few leading. Saints is been a lifeline for me. The last six months since i found it. I can't thank you enough for what you do. Here's another. I have never really supported any group or individual besides my regular church contributions but you are the exception to my rule. I happened across your podcast. One day do not remember the exact circumstance. But i was impressed with what you were doing. I began to follow leading saints on a regular basis. And after your summit on pornography. I was sold on what you were doing in recovery from addiction myself. The quality and accuracy of information at the summit was impressive. I do not think that. I have ever been disappointed by podcast. Always informative and many times moved by the spirit hearing from real people that are dealing with or have overcome major obstacles in their lives is always inspiring. You doing a great work with leading saints. And i tell.
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"Financially. We cannot continue on as we are doing right now. And so the board of leading saints come together and and wise mines thinking through how we could better fundraise reach out to large donors. We could better finance this mission because again there's no mission without margin and we definitely have to figure out how to meet that margin every year so this is how the financial model of leading saints is currently working. We have what are called core leaders. And you're probably familiar with these. The are subscribing donor so individuals either donate to leading saints on a monthly quarterly or yearly basis. That is what we consider a cord leader and those are awesome. I mean i can't thank you enough for the core leaders out there to Contribute to give part of your monthly budget to leading saints so that we can continue on we have about Just over eleven hundred core leaders and again we get as many as a quarter of a million downloads a month to the podcast that we have eighteen thousand people on her email list right so but nonetheless we only have a hundred core leaders again. I'm thankful for every last one of them but we definitely need more help there. What we're doing right now. Is the virtual summits supplement. What the core leaders. Don't meet right so if we only had core leaders we we'd be done a long time ago as far as at the rate of how many leaders we have right now. There's just not enough to do what it is. We do and de just won't work and so we supplement those donations through our virtual summits and our virtual summits do help us get a shot in the arm of funds. That make it happen. There are a lot of work. They're great. I love him. We plan on continuing to do them. And i'll talk about that maybe a minute but it's just it's just not enough that especially because we've hit some of the larger topics right. We've talked about teaching. We've talked about helping individuals through pornography addiction. We've talked about to lgbt latter day saints right like these are large topics that get a lot of attention when we do these summits but they they're done and of course we'll keep adding to them the be made available again and again and hopefully we'll be able to continue to raise some funds from those but as far as those that large that large financial. Sean the arm the future summits we do. We anticipate that they are not going to have as much of a hit right. So we're gonna do a virtual about Leading young saints. You know young people how to lead them how to not just for adults leading them but how do their peers lead each other..
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"Heart dot com and check out when the next one is obviously we had to postpone a few because of covid but The women's retreat. They also have a women's organization attached to that and these these are phenomenal. Go back and we'll linked to those episodes in the show notes Get more on that but other than that. I don't see any or specific retreat in our future. But if you have some ideas. I'd love to hear what about Moderated forums where people with the similar callings are leadership responsibilities can ask questions and and create discussion. So this is the i mentioned before This is definitely a community building effort that we hope to establish twenty twenty one to give you more of a formal a forum to discuss again. Go to leading. Saints helpers on facebook and there's discussion there but again it's just not as dynamic as i'd like it to be there's more we could do to really zero in on certain topics or callings or experiences. That would help. So that's coming. So this person asks leading from as far as leading from the bottom up in other words how someone with a smaller calling or no calling can still lead. So i wrote a whole. Pdf on this. If you go to you can text the word lead to four seven. Four seven four seven. And it'll send you a link to a page. Where has a has an article called how to lead when you're not a leader. I think it's something like that. I forget the exact title and that's probably a good place to start. But that's a whole discussion topic on their own. But we do have there. And i would encourage you that. If you're not a leader he should still act like a leader and a man. We got some good content coming up around that so check it there. This person says i'm curious about your whole podcast process. How do you get. How do you get and schedule interviews. How do you prepare for the interviews. What techniques do you use to help the interviews flow. Editing and other things are doing behind the scenes so the short answer is if you go to follow us on instagram. I try and be everyday at trying to be proactive of sharing behind the scenes stuff. What i'm working on. Who i'm interviewing Episodes to expect or content to expect. And so that's a good place to start but as far as the process. You know we all we get emails a lot and we encourage people to send in recommendations of people we should talk to men but there's only fifty or so episodes a year that we have to be very specific gun who we put on there and sometimes even there's some really good people that we don't we don't get on the podcast so but keep sentiment so we get a lot of suggestions that way. Just yesterday i got in touch with a sibling of someone who is in general presidency of the church..
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"It's an app right or an organization that has a great app right and there is so much we can do with an app to give you just the rough ballpark as far as what it would take to get a solid app. That's not going to break every other day that i will use digital email me about in frustration. It's gonna take an investor about fifty to sixty thousand dollars just to get the app go and then maintenance is much lower than that but We're just not there yet. Bowed loved to to be there. I would love to create nap. The just phenomenal and a more helpful and able to help you to to peruse content fine content tag content that it's going to help you in specific situation. So that's in the future but it's just all about raising money and having a finances to do that next question. Have you thought about doing some sort of fireside workshop trading tour you could hold polls for where to do them and go to the most requested places so this is interesting obviously. There's current restrictions as far as travel that. Make them more difficult you know. Obviously you can travel. I don't think there's anywhere there's few places. I could go to have an event and have a lot of people. Come just because we're sorta shut down right now right but definitely in the future and we've done in the past is i've I've traveled to colorado to california to where else back east more in talked to someone in south carolina. A to come out. And do you know. I've done firesides and And workshop type things and it's great and we do you know we can always do him inside the church. If it's a official leading saints event done firesides where i've been asked to come and speak and i don't mention or talk about leading saints but we talked about certain principles that are gospel related. People seem to appreciate him. So i'd be happy to come anywhere in the world deeply helps if someone has a place for us to stay and So we can supplement some of those casa make it really cheap but i love traveling different.
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"Too as far as what do you do when you are that person who is trapped under may be what you define as poor leadership you know. There's various things we can do in there still opportunities to lead. But if we can't force anybody to listen to podcasts we can't mandate and so we'll just keep creating content. And maybe at some point and i hear about this all the time so many leaders find it or they've heard about it before but didn't really look into it. Then they find it. Start binge listening to past episodes and get caught up. But let's just keep praying for him because they really are doing the best that they can next question. How do we adapt to changing. World conditions without acting outside leaders. Guidance is a good question. I mean that's their. That's a similar question. I've heard before with you all these great ideas. But what if the idea that i have. According to the principle is outside the realm of the handbook or my bishop does want to do it. Right again we go back to that. Fourth pillar that we celebrate divine guidance and sometimes that divine guidances in a direction that maybe leadership scholars would would not agree with. But i would argue that. There is so much wiggle room is you read closely. Handbooks are so much more we could do to really make a difference in shift a culture of an organization that to me. This isn't even an issue like this isn't there's no barrier that would really holds a leader back from being a dynamic leader and one that causes positive cultural change next question. So what's on the docket for twenty twenty one. What is leading saints mission in preparing for the second coming how much happens as exposure or business or feedback and how much happens as inspiration. So this is a good question. I mean at the end of the day leading saints is an organization. We are a inc company right of nonprofit business and so yeah there is a business upon it too much of what we do right..
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"Come for me. We don't see us as an organization that now has to go out and figure out how that's done. How to effectively do that again. We may touch on that. But we don't see that as core to our mission but we will go out and find certain principles right. So of family centered. Church supported. effort is going on. We may go out and say well. How does a mother and a father have really effective discussions with a child regardless of what the topic is right. And i'm seeing take those principles and apply them to come. Follow me or this. This family centered approach trite. But we generally don't come out with like the ten step guide to do family centered. Church supported again. You'll probably find a few articles that may be lean that way but if they do it's mainly just to grab some search engine optimization and maybe a little click beatty so that people can actually clicking consume the content i apologize. I'm a marketer sigh. Kind of do that stuff. This is very a current question. The question is with home centered. Church and virtual church where many people can't perform callings like they used to how can leading saints stay relevant and of use because six months of not being useful can lose a lot of interest and people move on to find resources that are relevant to the now and i felt like this recently. Like i'm holding onto leading saints for some reason. When i could easily just let it go as if it doesn't serve the same purpose now as it did one to two years ago so this was an interesting question because i obviously what they're getting at. Is you know you talk about leadership but this is different now it's it's home centered or it's a yet since centered home centered. Church is what they say right and it seemed like back in the summer or right after the shutdown the pandemic sort of flared up. We did try and focus on some very focused pandemic content now. There wasn't a lot of dry areas to go in my opinion somebody descru- without but in so we then shifted back to again. Just being more principle focused and some of those discussions did sound. Like you know this what you do when you meet for sunday school in the sunday school room at church in it's hard to relate to that now we don't do this perfectly but we always strive to stay principle..
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"That's not what we do primarily because that's not our place to do anything that's the that's the church's role to train officially trained their leaders. Right now i get some of your thinking. Yeah but we don't get any training. Well maybe so but hopefully some of these principles can inspire leaders in your area to seek out you know or put together their own training. Maybe a bishop will hear some principles or read a book and say you know what we need to talk to our word council about how to more effectively minister how to do a home visit or how to address the culture in our work right and then the bishop can go ahead and create the training that he sees fit for his organization. But we as leading saints. We're not a training organization but we do try and enhance leadership. Ability and price sounds more about semantics. But we definitely don't want to leave ourselves as a training organization pillar number three. We present leadership scholarship. We seek out leadership scholars to help latter day. Saints have the most relevant and current research in order to overcome any organizational hurdle. So this is where we bring the experts in right obviously pillar one. We're trying to connect leaders but we're not always connecting you to leaders who are experts. Sometimes they're just everyday leaders who figure something out and it's interesting to hear their perspective but we also strive to find those the scholarship out there. The people who've done the research studies have written a book or have put more time and effort into really to really defusing a leadership problem that we might see in our leadership in the church right and so we reach out to those scholars or those experts and interview amon hopefully that that research that expertise will inspire you to maybe better understand an issue right about pornography addiction or understanding issue about the sexual abuse. Whatever it is and from there you can take it in research more and hopefully again improve your leisure ability and then our last pillar is an obvious one..
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"Leading saints dot org great content and and he just we'd love it so this is a solo episode. Just me folks. Sorry to disappoint you expert on the line no author just me but hopefully i can deliver some value and give you a a perspective on the future of leading saints. What we expect in twenty twenty. One i'm excited for it. There's so much opportunity. So many great interviews that i already have re recorded some that. I will have recorded soon. And i'm sure remarkable individuals that i'll meet in the future that will add to our perspective as a community at leading saints and before we get to the meat of this episode. I wanted to just give a tribute to a past guest of saints and this is how this came to be i Was a home doing the dishes. Actually that's right. Got to do my part around here and doing the dishes on my phone. Rank picked it up and it was a sweet lady. Ed that was requesting some details about her contribution to leading saints so i went to my computer and ask for her emails. I look up Her account and look at her into her question and the email she gave me was one. I recognized it. Was the email of david farnsworth. And i said oh. Well i've i've interviewed your husband before on leading saints and if you're not familiar with that episode you've got to check it out we'll put it in the show notes but it is becoming a master interviewer and with an interview with david farnsworth and anyways she then told me that He just a few months ago passed away and my heart broke. He was such a remarkable mentor. As somebody who in this is how. I originally met david. I was I got an email one day. That just said i've been listening to your podcast. I can make you a better injury or let me know if you're interested in. I was like man. I'm always open to feedback especially someone with some experience that to make me a better interviewer..