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Video: Surprise Mission Call

April 09, 2013
source: YouTube

MR says: This is a beautiful video. This young man, who has had significant health struggles, wondered if he would be able to serve a mission. He finally turned in his papers and surprised his family. Happy tears.

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jeana said...

06:29 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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My son is in the San Jose California Mission!!! You will be so blessed to serve there. THat would be so cool if you were to be companions. God BLess you Elder!!! You will be great!

malindalou said...

07:02 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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My 14 yr old son has had a constant headache for the past 6 yrs. Two Sundays ago he passed out while being an usher during the Sacrament & got a horrible concussion. He is 6' 2" & people just kept saying it was cuz he was growing so fast. I'm glad to show him this so that he will know there is hope for him to serve too. Do you get concussions from passing out? We are just trying to find some answers & it is so frustrating!! Good luck with your mission!!

maru said...

07:59 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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I have a son with medical problems and can't wait to show him this video. He os only 12 but has a desire to serve on a mission. Thank you for sharing this. P.S. There is a wonderful "alternative" doctor, Dr. Buhler in Kaysville Utah. He has helped me and my family. Goog Luck.

carlisa said...

08:49 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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This is great news! This really gives me hope for my son. As for the headaches ... I'm sure by now you have had all the proper scans. I see comments here from others that are suffering from headaches that may not have been scanned. There is a condition (my son has) called Chiari Malformation. There are still NEUROLOGIST'S that know so little about it that they ask me how it is spelled. Push for an MRI of the brain and neck. If you are lucky enough - have the entire spine scanned as syringomyelia is often present when there is Chiari. I hope this helps someone. If I can help ... carlisabcraft@gmail.com

cmill said...

09:10 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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Congratulations Elder! You and your family will be forever blessed by your faithfulness and commitment to serve the Lord through your trials. As a side note I have seen many lives transformed by using doTERRA (based in Orem) all natural essential oils and supplements for their severe headaches. If you have not been introduced to them it is well worth a try. Once again - Congratulations and many prayers will go with you on your journey ahead!

nat said...

10:05 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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What a beautiful video! Made me cry. I'm so happy for this young man. What a blessing he will be to the people in San Jose. I want to second what Carlisa said about Chiari Malformation. My brother in law AND his daughter got constant headaches and would pass out as well and they ended up having this. They had to have a surgery to open the passageway of the brain stem I believe. It fixed all of their problems. Good luck!

visitingtoday said...

10:09 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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What an amazing video. You may want to check out Dr. Daniel Amen and go to his brain clinic. He does special brain SPECT scans to find out exactly what parts of your brain are having problems and causing the headaches. http://www.amenclinics.com/

tjadams said...

10:50 AM
on Apr 10, 2013

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I so excited that you have decided to put your trust in the Lord. My husband had terrible headaches from a car accident and received Neurofeedback to retrain his brain. There is a wonderful doctor in Midway, UT, Judith Moore, she specializes in these hard cases and has had wonderful results. She is a regular doctor but uses many alternative methods to help the body heal. She spends a lot of time with each patient and really seems to care about them each individually.

yvansun said...

12:08 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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Thanks for the video! Inspiring! You are already helping others. To get rid of my migraines, I had to stop drinking tap water and use purified water ( with no chlorine etc.) then I had to stop using ( and/or staying away from) chemicals ingredients in my immediate envirement like: hair spray, handsoap, shampoo, deodorant, perfume, laundry soap, clothes softener, etc. So for anything that I wear or sleep in, we only use natural and scentfree detergent and soap. I also drink plenty of purified water everyday ( it helps clean my body inside abt 70% water, the brain even more % ). I realize that everybody might be different somewhat, but this kepts the hurting/headache/migraine away for me and some other people I know. Hope this help others who have similar sensitivities.

whitroberts said...

01:36 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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I know you have been to over 100 doctors. If you are not too tired of trying, I would be happy to see if I can help at no charge. I am an alternative health care provider who has had great success with these types of conditions barring some structural malformation such as Chiari malformation. I appreciate your willingness and great desire to serve the Lord. healthutah@yahoo.com. This goes for others who would serve the Lord but can't because of some health condition. I have helped many, many young men and women who had to come home for health reasons. I would love to help them before they leave.

larie said...

03:08 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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Congratulations Elder! My son also served in San Jose, California and loved it. You are an amazing example of faith and trust in the Lord. From other posts I see there are many alternative doctors out there willing to help you. Others are John Hatch or Jared Nielsen in Heber. Continue trusting in the Lord and the spirit will guide you to those who can help.

judylea said...

08:42 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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Jeana, My son is also serving in San Jose! Casey, the people of San Jose will be blessed to have another wonderful missionary with such great faith. Thank you for sharing your story.

modest said...

10:03 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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God Bless you Elder! So excited for you!!! Loved your story, very inspiring for me. If it's possible for you then it's possible for me. I am battling Stage III OV Cancer at the present. Praying and hoping to serve a mission with my eternal companion once he retires in two years.

rhymer said...

11:28 PM
on Apr 10, 2013

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Dear Elder .. Congratulations! What an inspiring story and a blessing for those who will be placed in your path. I, too, have a headache ... constant now for almost 19 years without a pause. Days became weeks, and the weeks became months ... into years and into decades. I had no clue when I began this journey that is would define me for a long, long while. Over the many years I have been to well over 100 neurologists and surgeons throughout the U.S. ... multiple surgeries, implants, experiments, medicines and more. My pain is like a "jalapeno pepper rubbed over a migraine" ... cold, burning and eternal. And yet through it all I would not trade places with any other, for I have learned and have grown, even overcoming some of those natural man weaknesses. God is good! I am 58 years old, feel twice that, but have only wanted to serve a mission some day. I was less-active when I was of missionary age ... so your example has strengthened my resolve! I will serve "that mission" with or without total healing, as long as the Lord will have me. I am presently the Ward Mission Leader and it has brought me more joy than I could ever imagine. Your JOY and GOODNESS have touched my heart, and I want to do a better job at simply being a better servant. Thanks for making my day, my month, and the years to come. And all the success in the field of labor and better health ahead!

klmeteer said...

01:42 AM
on Apr 11, 2013

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Yeah! Grew up in San Jose, and missionaries live in my parents' in-law cottage. Just consider how your appreciation for getting your call will affect how you serve, and your outlook while serving. Congratulations, you'll be great!

cparki said...

02:28 AM
on Apr 11, 2013

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Inspiring video. My heart goes out to you Elder, and to those who have left comments who are suffering with similar issues. I battled cancer 4 years ago. My husband currently has some health issues. Ill health is discouraging. I recommend you take Dr. Whit Roberts up on his offer. He is a good man. There is also an all natural pain reliever out there, Recovery with Hydro FX by Seven Point 2. I would love to give you a free bottle to see if it helps you. I know others with a long history of migraines who "won't leave home without it!" Skeptical? So was I! Google molecular hydrogen in the body. To your health. cyndyparkinson@mac.com

chalmers said...

07:47 AM
on Apr 11, 2013

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My son suffered from chronic kidney disease that eventually led to a kidney transplant. He too wanted to serve a mission so badly, but his mission came in a different form. After his transplant and in his college years he joined a fraternity. There he was able to teach and activate many fraternity brothers and provide an example for many. I truly believe that the Lord needed him there at that time and even though he did not officially receive a mission call, his illness molded and refined him. He now has served as a leader for young men for several years and his influence continues to bless the lives of others. I am so happy for you and may God bless you and your family. Our Father in Heaven truly loves us all and knows our timeline and what is best for us.

austria said...

01:33 AM
on Apr 12, 2013

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I, as a patient, sat next to another patient this past week in the dentist's waiting room. She had had half her almagams removed the day before, she told me that while in the dentist's chair the day before her tremors of many years had stopped almost immediately (while still in the dentist's chair.) She had had seizures and then a stroke at age 20, among multiple other issues including infertility, right after her first root canal. Also, within hours after this gal's amalgams were removed, she noticed she had regained her peripheral vision. Everyone's experience is different. If you have any amalgams (metal of any kind), root canals, or implants check out all the evidence on the internet under a "mercury poisoning" search, etc. My supposedly safe crowns were also causing me issues, they often contain nickel, or various other metals that many patients cannot handle. Yes, some people have extraordinaryly strong immune systems, and seem to handle such dental treatment without a problem, but too many do not and their immune systems are continually weakened - opening the door to cancer, etc. Root canals and implants can never be claimed to be 100% bacteria free, and even if they were, would they stay bacteria free? Be careful, because seemingly safe procedures can cause problems - porcelain crowns contain aluminum, for example. Our mouths have become a battery with devastating health consequences. I almost died from endocarditis (heart infection) twice. The first question the infectious disease specialist asked me each time was, "have you been to the dentist recently?" Issues from our mouth can cause just about anything, even emotional and mental problems besides physical. Removing these potential dangers should be our first recourse. Despite ALL the MASSIVE evidence, the American Dental Association refuses to acknowledge what has been exposed over and over again. Few dentists are trained to safely remove mercury. Worse, they do not realize that they do not have the proper knowledge. Feel free to contact me for further information. All the Best in Health, Renee P.S. if anyone is interested in helping some Portuguese orphans who were tragically used in mercury experimentation through dental work 20 years ago by the University of Washington together with a Lisbon university check out YouTube RTP AS COBAIAS for more information.

azmomof5 said...

10:02 PM
on Apr 13, 2013

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My 26 year old daughter Nancy would have migraines nearly every day. No mediations helped. The last 9 months she has been getting Botox shots around her forehead and the back of her neck. She gets the shots every 3 months. She is finally able to function. Instead of having 26 headaches a month she might have 3 or 4. Congratulations on your mission call. Whoo hoo

fonda49 said...

12:19 PM
on Apr 16, 2013

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My daughter has had migraines for years, some have been so severe that we took her to the hospital thinking there was a tumor or something going on. We recently were introduce to a produce,a food supplement called "Protandim" and it has changed her life and ours too. You get it from a distributor, it is not sold at CVS or a vitamin store anymore. The company is called "LifeVantage". We are distributors, but that is not why I am telling you about this product. Go to pubmed.gov and put "Protandim" in the search bar. There are 14 published studies. After you check out the studies on "Protandim", put headache oxidative stress in the search bar; 61 studies come up. If you put headaches oxidative stress there 72 studies (some of them may be the same), I did not read all of the studies. They indicate that oxidative stress is involved in headaches. I am writing to give you information that there could be a product to help you with your headaches which is completely natural, it contains NO HARMFUL DRUGS. Another place to check out is www.abcliveit.com. This site gives you more info on "Protandim". I sincerely hope you will check out this info I have shared with you. It has literally changed our lives, health and wealth wise. My phone # is 970 270-3869 if you need more into. I am very proud of you for going on your mission. I am a member of the Church because 2 young men decided to serve the Lord and our community and served a mission and they knocked on my mom and dad's door. I cannot image (I don't try to) what my life would be without the Church. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family in this important time in your life. I pray for the Missionaries where ever they may be and under what ever circumstance they are. Your sister, Fonda

fonda49 said...

12:19 PM
on Apr 16, 2013

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My daughter has had migraines for years, some have been so severe that we took her to the hospital thinking there was a tumor or something going on. We recently were introduce to a produce,a food supplement called "Protandim" and it has changed her life and ours too. You get it from a distributor, it is not sold at CVS or a vitamin store anymore. The company is called "LifeVantage". We are distributors, but that is not why I am telling you about this product. Go to pubmed.gov and put "Protandim" in the search bar. There are 14 published studies. After you check out the studies on "Protandim", put headache oxidative stress in the search bar; 61 studies come up. If you put headaches oxidative stress there 72 studies (some of them may be the same), I did not read all of the studies. They indicate that oxidative stress is involved in headaches. I am writing to give you information that there could be a product to help you with your headaches which is completely natural, it contains NO HARMFUL DRUGS. Another place to check out is www.abcliveit.com. This site gives you more info on "Protandim". I sincerely hope you will check out this info I have shared with you. It has literally changed our lives, health and wealth wise. My phone # is 970 270-3869 if you need more into. I am very proud of you for going on your mission. I am a member of the Church because 2 young men decided to serve the Lord and our community and served a mission and they knocked on my mom and dad's door. I cannot image (I don't try to) what my life would be without the Church. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family in this important time in your life. I pray for the Missionaries where ever they may be and under what ever circumstance they are. Your sister, Fonda

fonda49 said...

12:19 PM
on Apr 16, 2013

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oops I hit the button twice I am sorry.

bassbolz said...

02:53 PM
on Apr 17, 2013

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I live in San Jose and work with the missionaries as EQ Pres. I look forward to meeting you here in Silicon Valley.

drsnow said...

11:46 AM
on Apr 18, 2013

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I am a dentist in Arizona and my specialty is treating people with headaches. Many of my patients had also seen multiple doctors for their headaches before they came to me. I know you have received much advice for your condition, but my heart goes out to you and I would love to try and help you. My experience tells me that 90% of headaches have a muscular cause, and that is how I relieve headaches--by relieving the muscular tensions in your head and neck which are created by the way your jaw functions. I would love to hear from you (or anyone else suffering from headaches). Contact info: drsnow2@cox.net. Best of luck.
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