Michelle King: Teens stop the bullying, on 'Mormon Times TV'

Published: Wednesday, April 17 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

Chy Johnson and the Queen Creek High School varsity football team. Members of the football team took Johnson, a special needs student, under their wing after they learned she was being tormented by bullies.

Dave Knoer, K-Kamera.com

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It’s hard to believe that, sometimes, kids can be so mean. Children come to us as meek, humble, patient, loving individuals — they’re born that way. Yet, as they age, some kids choose to go against their very nature and put others down in harmful ways. Sadly, bullying is an ever-increasing problem in schools, and no child is immune. Hurtful words can cut to the very core, and the resulting feelings can leave internal scars for life. That’s why it’s so important to continually teach our children to reach out and lift others, not tear them down.

This Sunday on “Mormon Times TV,” you’ll see how a group of athletes in Queen Creek, Ariz., extended themselves to a classmate with special needs and changed her life. It’s the same group of teenagers mentioned in the recent priesthood session of general conference by General Young Men President David Beck. On our show, you’ll see how the bullying stopped after the boys took the time to minister to this young woman. It’s a powerful story.

We’ll also dig deeper into President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s conference remarks during priesthood session. Communication and relationship coach Matt Townsend will be here to address the “four titles” that can help us recognize our individual roles and potential.

General Young Women President Elaine Dalton was released after five years of faithful service in that assignment. You’ll hear her reflect on what her presidency worked to accomplish, and how she feels about the youths of the LDS Church.

Plus Brigham Young University’s Young Ambassadors performing group is ready to travel to China. You’ll find out more about their journey and message.

And Jason Smyth may be known as the fastest paralympian in the world, but there are things in life that he treasures even more. His story is also part of our April 21 show.

The “Mormon Times TV" television show airs weekly on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. on KSL TV/Channel 5 following the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. It can also be viewed online at mormontimestv.ksl.com, where you can see past episodes. You can check us out on YouTube at youtube.com/mormontimes, where it’s easier than ever to view and share inspiring stories from the show. And we invite you to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/MormonTimesTV and join in the conversation. We’re always looking for uplifting, inspirational stories that involve people of the LDS faith. If you have some ideas you’d like to share with us, drop me an email at mking@ksl.com.

Michelle King is the host of "Mormon Times TV," which airs Sundays at 10 a.m. on KSL. Email: mking@ksl.com

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