Raising Memories: The Saratov Approach
  

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Saratov Approach

One of the things most people know about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we have missionaries. They go throughout the world, sharing the gospel with people. In our church, young men and women who choose to serve missions leave their home for 1.5-2 years and focus completely on missionary work for that time. It's a huge commitment and I have seen the ways that missions bless lives (both the lives of the people the missionaries teach, and the life of the person who has served the mission).

Many of my family members have served missions (my father went to England, my brother to California, Ken to Mexico, my father in law to Japan, my cousin to Italy, my brother in law to Ukraine, my sister in law to Ecuador, and our favourite babysitter is currently serving in Chile). I love to hear people reminisce about their missions; of the lessons they learned, the ways they grew, and the many stories of lives they were able to touch.

When I heard about a new movie coming out called The Saratov Approach, which tells the true story of two missionaries who were abducted in Russia 15 years ago, I was very curious about the story.



I found the movie to be very well made, the story compelling, and the message inspiring.  It's the kind of story that would be of interest to anyone- whether they are a member of the church or not.

I cried as I imagined how it would feel to be the family of the missionaries during this time.  I was inspired by the way the missionaries handled their fear with their faith, and by the way they were able to affect the lives of others in a positive way, even in these circumstances.  An amazing story, a good movie, and I would recommend it to others!



Disclosure: I was given a copy of the movie by the publisher (Cedar Fort), for review purposes.
All opinions shared are my own, as always.


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1 comment:

  1. I remember when this happened! I really want to see this movie. It's too bad they don't come to theatres here like they do in Alberta.

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