Hollywood, homelessness and '17 Miracles' shaped LDS actor's faith

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  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    Thank you for staying true.

  • gee-en Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 10:27 p.m.

    Hey Elder Wade...I served at that same time in Moscow, didn't really get to know you then but it is awesome to read about a fellow staryeshna e brat and the success you have had in your life! Great to hear about some of the hard times and that you overcame and came out on top. malo detz!

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    I remember vividly one of T.C.s first films, 'The Rose' about a little girl forced to color within the lines and how she lost her creativity. My boss Steve Anderson commented, "That young man will become a talented director, if he stays true to his instincts." T.C.s story is just as Jasen's. Hope you will share it with us some time. We need to be inspired by such stories as the the press is usually full of the success stories of those who sold their birthrite.

  • Just an Observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 12:45 p.m.

    For those LDS who read this story and think they might be faced with homelessness and can't get help from family members, please contact your bishop. I of course don't know the details of Jasen Wade's situation, but it is extremely unlikely that you will have to go without food and a place to live if you ask. But there are a number in the church that aren't sufficiently aware of that because it isn't something we ever really talk about from the pulpit.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    I like Jason Wade as an actor. I hope that he keeps it up. Everyone should see 17 Miracles.

  • Climberswife Midvale, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    Thank you for this story. I worked for many years (28) for Dr. Skousen and worked with Keith and T.C..... they are some of my heroes. I ended up raising 13 children who I didn't birth and going through that experience has taught me a great deal... and those lessons learned in this story are lessons I hope my children will learn through their years of trying to recover from a tough start in life. Thanks....

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 20, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    What a GREAT review! Thank you so much for writing this story. I loved Jasen's character, Levi Savage. We knew Levi's story well retelling it often as Docents at the Church Museum of History and Art during the wonderful art exhibit of Sweetwater Rescue. It was so wonderful to hear the personal story of how Jasen secured that role in the film. Jasen was the perfect Levi Savage. Good luck to you in your career, Jasen. And thank you for remembering who you are! It is a good lesson for all of us to hold on through tough times and remain true to the values and principles we know are right.