'Us and Them: Religious Rivalry in America' is a heartwarming, honest film

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  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    Nov. 21, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    I lived for about 9 years in the Bible Belt: 2 years in the southern part of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as a missionary, 3 years in Columbus, MS as an Air Force pilot and 4 years in Valdosta, GA as an Air Force pilot.

    The article description that many in the Bible Belt are honest, good, decent people with some sometimes misguided perception towards the LDS church is 100% right. Been there, seen it. MANY times.

    I've heard it said that Vaughn J. Featherstone prophesied that the day would come when the southeast portion of the United States would have more people baptized than the entire rest of the U.S. combined. After having lived there for 9 years, I believe that will prove to be true. On my mission, in particular, I met people who were far, far more Christ-like than I was. Truly GOOD people who love the Lord with all their heart.

    Other than strengthening my already-existing testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, my most cherished experinece on my mission was learning that Latter-day Saints are not alone in our attempts to follow Jesus Christ.