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Country: FINLAND, GERMANY
Language: English, Finnish
Run Time: 95 minutes
Missionary work is one of the most important tenets to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Each year over 60,000 young LDS members are sent all over the world to preach their gospel and to convert as many non-believers as they can. Following the journeys of four missionaries as they make their way to Finland, the documentary THE MISSION is an enlightening look at the real-life stories behind the suits and name tags that have long defined the Mormon faith. Facing language barriers, homesickness, and mental health issues, this mission trip to Finland may be the most difficult challenge of their lives. Venturing to a country where Mormons are a small minority, these young missionaries are often faced with cold rejection. However, led by the belief that their work is an important part of God’s plan, they remain steadfast in their dedication to the Church’s mission. While these staunch believers have their work cut out for them, preaching to a nation of people who largely identify as atheist, each of them will learn invaluable lessons about faith, community, and purpose. —G.S.
Monday, April 04, 2022 at 2:35 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes