Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wow, this girl knows her stuff!

Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose - 3. Rachel Esplin from Harvard Hillel on Vimeo.

This girl is from Blackfoot, Idaho and is a student at Harvard.
She was asked to be on a panel for a
"Day of Faith" and was given the opportunity to
answer questions about the church.
Her mother teaches communication at
BYU-Idaho. This girl's parents and former
YW's leaders must be so proud.
She answers some tough questions
(garments, cult status, Joseph Smith,
temples, equal rights for women, etc).
She did a terrific job. It takes a
while to watch, but it's so worth your time!!!

The guy sitting by her seems fascinated.
About 20 minutes
if you have time to watch it!
[Took forever to download
but was interesting to hear her perspectives.]


LeShel said...

beautiful... wonderful
waht a amazing person to represent our faith.

KC Mom said...

That was truly a treat. I'm so impressed with her. Thanks for sharing that.

Real Mom, Real Life said...

I love when people do this! What a wonderful way to spread the gospel.

InkMom said...

Watched the whole thing with my husband (he had to pause The Biggest Loser) -- thanks for sharing this.

It's wonderful to see someone so well spoken and knowledgeable about the Gospel share what she knows in a way that clarifies the individual and personal nature of our faith. I get so tired of people saying the whole cult thing. Personal conversion, personal spiritual growth, personal agency, personal decisions. THe group dynamic doesn't have near as much sway when people are truly converted to the Gospel.

Shauna said...

What a great post! Sorry I haven't been by for a few work has been crazy busy! ♥ Hugs :)

Wendyburd1 said...

wow, she was amazing, and that guy never took his eyes off of her!!lol

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Liz said...

Makes for an easier buffering and watching experience. What a beautful girl and a wonderful example of a memebr of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Definately an award winning post!!!
Way to go, I love you!

Anonymous said...

THAT was worth the 20+ min!!!

Femin Susan said...

That is just amazing..so pretty!
Thanks for sharing that.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I just now got a chance to watch this. THAT WAS AWESOME! I would am going to share it tomorrow of my blog, if that's okay with you!
Thanks so much for sharing with us and letting us know about it. She did a fantastic job! No wonder she's at Harvard! :-)

on marriage

'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?