Sunday, February 22, 2009

Show him what?

OK, so this is a little dated. For those of you unfamiliar with Mormon cinema, Man's Search for Happiness is a classic from way back. It helps to answer the questions:
  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Where am I going?
It was produced by the Church for the New York World's Fair, back in the 1960s, I think.

Now, back in the days before DVDs, even before VHS, as missionaries we carried around filmstrips and filmstrip projectors to help deliver our message. And, as missionaries in Korea, we often ran into folks who were indeed pondering those very questions. It occurred to me one day as we were traveling in the rural Korean countryside that it wouldn't be too far fetched to have an experience just like this one.

In fact, there was one time we taught a Buddhist monk almost this very lesson. It went quite well until we talked about the need for a Savior in Jesus Christ. At least he was polite in his disagreement, unlike some other folks we ran into.

Anyway, The New Era published this one not long after I came home. It still makes me smile.


  1. I didn't realize you served in Korea - which mission? My son served in the Korea Pusan mission.


  2. KPM rocks! Yep, I served in the "lower kingdom" as well. Probably a few years before he did, though. The mission split since I was there. My hometown was Pohang and I served in several areas in the present mission boundaries, including Pusan.