Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crossroads Square Branch

Sometimes I get to do some pretty cool things.

Usually, it's because my parents think I am talented, and they come up with ways for me to use my talents to help others.

One of my favorite pretty cool things I've ever been asked to do was to help make a video for the Crossroads Square Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to use during their 2013 Youth Conference.  My parents served an 18 month mission in this branch, helping the members, refugees from Nepal, in a variety of ways.  Although I am certain my parents helped many people in this branch, I think their connection was the strongest with these youth.

Although I made this video nearly a year ago, watching it still brings tears to my eyes.  Maybe it's because I have met some of these teenagers.  Maybe it's because one of them, Suman Pakwal, lives with my parents and is pretty much my brother.  Maybe it's because the gospel is true, and because humanity is good, and because we really are all children of the same loving Heavenly Father.  

I don't know.  

But it touched me today, so I thought I would share it.


brett said...

not sure if it is your end or not, but the video was really only showing the middle 3rd of the screen, making it impossible to read the captions. also couldn't get it to go full screen. I was able to work around it by right clicking the video and copying the youtube url and opening that in a new window. Awesome video btw.