Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights

9781463103828: Get the Fire! Young Mormon Missionaries Abroad - Educational Version with Public Performance Rights
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Each year some 60,000 young Mormons are sent around the world to seek converts to their religion in an obligatory rite of passage. Get the Fire! follows three young Mormons from the time in Utah they get their "calls to serve" in southern Germany, until their return 22 months later.

The nature of the program is revealed during the youths' strict orientation at the Missionary Training Center, and in the field where they are permitted no first names and must remain in eyesight and hearing of a same-sex companion 24/7. They are required to read the Missionary Handbook aloud to each other and frequently give testimony about their belief. They are not allowed to doubt. These earnest young men struggle with a foreign language and the unfamiliar customs of the host country. One former missionary explains that despite having divulged that he was gay before his mission, he was first sent to Chile and then called back home for "reparative therapy."

Another former missionary compares the training experience to a "marine boot camp moved to the Celestial Kingdom" where one's ego is destroyed, but in an atmosphere of love. "You are made to feel special!" Each mission has a powerful and complex effect on the participants.

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