New Video: Rick Hall

After being excommunicated from the Church in 2012, Rick Hall began an arduous journey back to full fellowship by employing the blessing of the Atonement in his life. Rick has learned that the Atonement is not just a vehicle for the forgiveness of sins, but it helps him to endure pain and injustices and to heal his wounded soul. Rick has been married to his wife, Julie, for 35 years, and he is grateful that God led them to each other. Knowing this gave added hope during the painful period of rebuilding their enduring marriage. Rick is grateful for Julie's patience, forgiveness, and love. The Halls have two daughters and four grandchildren, and they reside in Utah. Rick prides himself on being a “gardening junkie.”

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New Video: Erik Thompson

Erik Thompson was raised in Salt Lake City and currently resides there. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. Erik has found joy, optimism, peace, and gratitude in his efforts to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. Though he has many titles in his professional life, his favorite title is "Son of God." Erik hopes to bring light and hope to others by sharing his story.

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New Video: Scott & Becky Mackintosh

Scott and Becky Mackintosh have seven children. Their beliefs surrounding homosexuality were challenged when their middle son, Sean, told them he was gay. In turning to the Lord for guidance the Mackintoshes received an answer that was clear: “Love—love unconditionally.” Since they believe the family is central to God’s plan, the Mackintoshes embrace the gospel and their son—unconditionally. They have discovered that the best way to navigate life’s challenges is through pure Christlike love and trusting the Lord.

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