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Real Man Behind Oscar-nominated Film ‘Lion’ Tells Why it’s Important to Share Even Difficult Personal Stories
If you haven’t seen the 2016 film Lion, the emotional and gripping tale of a young Indian boy separated from his family and his long journey to find them again, you are missing out. There is a reason this film earned six Academy Award nominations including best picture, but this past weekend at RootsTech when the real Saroo Brierly—whose story the film chronicles—came to speak, he shared that it was a story he was initially very hesitant to share with anyone.
“We are the Gatherers”: Elder and Sister Bednar’s Practical Advice on How We Can Personalize the Gathering of Israel
In their keynote address at this year’s Family Discovery Day as part of the RootsTech Conference, Elder David A. and Sister Susan Bednar shared practical insights that can help to personalize our role in the gathering of Israel; a concept that may otherwise seem too big to comprehend. As they said again and again in their address, "you can do this," here's how.
On Thursday, February 28, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, and Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak in a live-streamed event on family history. Here's how you can participate.
Learn about one woman’s 15-year journey to find her escaped slave ancestor before she comes to RootsTech
Significant breakthroughs often seem to come when a person is at the point of giving up. That was true for Regina Mason, who said she was ready to abandon her multiyear search for an alleged escaped slave ancestor named William Grimes when she finally found a critical piece of the puzzle.
The history of Internet challenges is a bit of an embarrassing one. Though the overwhelming popularity of the "ice bucket challenge" raised over $115 million for ALS research, it also led to many injuries and mishaps. The more recent "bird box challenge" has brought disastrous consequences, but finally there's an Internet challenge that brings nothing but joy.
Stacie Kingdon Proctor was 18 months old when her parents divorced. As she grew up, she moved schools 18 times before the 10th grade. Though she loved her parents and sought connection in each new place she moved, Stacie’s life felt perpetually fragmented. As an adult, Stacie left an unhappy marriage, compounding feelings of disconnection. She felt hopeless, helpless and alone. She was desperate for a sense of connection—a sense of belonging--and didn't know where to find it.