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The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Latitude News Podcast #9 — Mexican, undocumented...Mormon?

From: Latitude News
Length: 15:09

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A personal story from a growing demographic

Mormon-temple-salt-lake_small The Mormon Church could be majority Latin American by 2015, and our newest podcast hones in on one person among those faithful masses. At the young age of 23, Isaac has learned more than most about watching the future slip through his fingers. The trials he has faced help shape his outlook on life. “When we let fear take over us,” he says, “we lose faith, and when we lose faith, we don’t have a future.” In some ways, this podcast is a small story about a personal journey of faith. But from other angles, it’s much bigger than that. And it touches on an issue making headlines every day—immigration—in what might be a surprising context—the Mormon Church.

Piece Description

The Mormon Church could be majority Latin American by 2015, and our newest podcast hones in on one person among those faithful masses. At the young age of 23, Isaac has learned more than most about watching the future slip through his fingers. The trials he has faced help shape his outlook on life. “When we let fear take over us,” he says, “we lose faith, and when we lose faith, we don’t have a future.” In some ways, this podcast is a small story about a personal journey of faith. But from other angles, it’s much bigger than that. And it touches on an issue making headlines every day—immigration—in what might be a surprising context—the Mormon Church.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Since 2000, the number of Spanish-speaking Mormons in the U.S. has just about doubled. Many of those Latino Mormons don’t have legal documentation, which poses a problem for the church. Young Mormons are called to serve missions—two years on the road, trying to convert strangers to the faith. So what happens when Mormons without papers come of legal age, and set off on their missions? Jack Rodolico (ROW-DOE-LEE-KO) of Latitude News dot com brings us one of their stories.

OUTRO:

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
The Falls Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com. self-published 2013 01:50
Dry air Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com. self-published 2013 02:18
K2 Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com. self-published 2013 05:20

Additional Credits

This story is distributed by PRX, with additional support from the Open Society Foundations.

Related Website

http://www.latitudenews.com/latitudepodcastprx/