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jul


New Video: Rod Olson


Rod Olson engaged in a period of self-discovery by pursuing short- and long-term relationships with men. Toward the end of this period he fell into addiction, losing relationships, his career, friends, money, health, hope, and the ability to love in the process. With nowhere to turn, he entered a 12-step recovery program. This program, along with the gospel, saved Rodís life and gave him renewed faith in Jesus Christ. Rod is now active in the Church and rejoices in his testimony of the restored gospel.








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jun


New Video: Jenn Curtis


Jennifer was raised as a member of the Church in Southern California. Though several childhood experiences created a shadow over her life, she kept turning back to Jesus Christ for help. While getting married young and raising two children has been a journey in and of itself, telling her husband after 15 years of marriage she experienced same-sex attraction was a completely different journey. Through it all, Jennifer has learned more about the purposes of the Savior and the purposes of this life. She has also come to believe that every trial, affliction, and heartache is a blessing from a loving Heavenly Father.








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may


New Video: Brett & Shaundra Cragun


Throughout his youth, Brett struggled quietly with something he felt no one could ever understand. After holding his feelings and frustrations entirely inside himself for years, he finally found a dear friend in whom he could confide, and shared with her his deepest secret: his experience with same-sex attraction. Neither of them imagined it at the time, but, to their surprise, five years later they would marry. Now, over four years into their marriage, they are certain that God is carefully directing them through life. They testify of great truths they have learned from experience, one of these truths being that when you put your faith in God, mountains can be moved. Together, Brett and Shaundra look forward to a future filled with happiness and hope.

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Our initial goal is for the website to be a repository of a thousand voices of faithful Latter-day Saints dealing with these issues, sharing their stories and their faith —why they've chosen to embrace the restored gospel and how they've found peace and resolution in that decision.




This video documents the impact of the Voices of Hope project on one young man's journey toward wholeness and peace and takes the viewer behind the scenes of the project's production process to reveal all of the work, effort, time and equipment that makes this project the model of cinematographic excellence that has been a hallmark of this project since its inception. If you are inspired by this video to join us in furthering Voices of Hope's mission through becoming a financial partner in some way, please visit the Support a Voice page and give generously today. Your dollars will help thousands of lives for years to come.


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The Voices of Hope Project is an initiative of North Star International, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization that serves as a place of community and resource for Latter-day Saints who experience same-sex attraction as well as their family, friends, and ecclesiastical leaders. North Star serves those who desire to live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines and values of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



All music used on the Voices of Hope site is from the album, New Life, by
Paul Cardall and is used with his permission. © Stone Angel Music.
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