Wright Words: Mormon young men 'rescue' one of their brothers

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 14, 2014 6:32 a.m.

    I had another though. I moved in to a town and I was awed, because a lot of help from the neighborhood just came over and helped unload the truck. That steal has an effect on my heart.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 13, 2014 10:53 p.m.

    So what was the rescue part? Was he near suicide or what? Sounds to me he was feeling bad and his friends going to see him was a nice friendly jesture.

    May 13, 2014 8:42 p.m.

    Jason’s experience brings back a fond memory. Our 1950’s Ward in Springville, Utah, took up much of the Southeast quadrant of the City, including Hobble Creek Canyon. Some of the farmers in our ward, to the detriment of their sons, worked their farms on Sunday. So, one morning, our bishopric and advisors loaded us all in their cars and drove us to one of the farms up the Left Hand fork of the canyon, where we assembled on the lawn of one of our Aaronic Priesthood brothers and held our priesthood meeting (the mother was there and I suspect they had her permission.) It was a sacred experience for us all. I don’t remember what was taught, and I’m not sure what the impact was on the brother we visited. But the lesson that we rescue one who may be struggling is with me to this day. Is it any wonder that we sometimes called the Left Hand Fork “the highest degree of the Celestial Kingdom?”

  • CVgal Smithfield, UT
    May 13, 2014 1:14 p.m.

    To George of the Jungle....

    We don't know what we signed up for before we came to earth (or if we did have that privilege), but for you to have overcome such an addiction (each and every day), maybe that's all you have to do in this life -- and now, live a good one and pass it forward. Our Higher Power watches over all of us and lets us fall sometimes. Congratulations for overcoming and starting over. So very proud of you.....

  • oddman ,
    May 13, 2014 9:45 a.m.

    Most of us have been rescued at a crucial moment in our lives and hopefully, we have rescued someone either knowingly or unknowingly. That is what makes life so vital and worthwhile. Loving and being loved.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 13, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    Jason Wright: You are a powerful storyteller! Thank you so much for sharing this. It has spurred me to write something down that happened to me in my teaching profession that happened last week in regards to reaching out to the one! Thank you so much for sharing! You made my day today. I will continue to look for opportunities to serve.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 13, 2014 6:40 a.m.

    I know what it's like to be saved. Not to be able to control myself, drinking. I know that my higher took that away. I've been on the dead end road noway out. I know that my Higher Power made a way when there wasn't a way. He saved me from my self. There is no other explanation, I know.