The "Swedish Rescue" w/ Hans Mattsson, Marlin K. Jensen & Turley
3 months ago.
Updated 3 months ago.
The Swedish Rescue- In March 2012, the LDS Church responded to the wave of apostasy affecting Swedish members, including several high-ranking LDS leaders. This was dubbed The Swedish Rescue by the Church. UPDATE: In August, 2013, the Church in Sweden has also instituted a modern-day 'School of the Prophets' to help prepare future leaders of Sweden. Preceding this, in November 2010, an emergency fireside was held in Stockholm Sweden by Elder Marlin Jensen (Church historian) and Elder Richard Turley (assistant Church historian) to address the faith crisis that ensued among an entire group of members and leaders in Stockholm Sweden including a stake president and a member of the Quorum of the Seventy (General Authority). About 25 Swedes attended this fireside including all the local bishops and stake presidents. Those in attendance were those that were knowledgeable about the Church historical issues that were troubling many Swedes. The Swedes formed their own local Mormon Stories group and had over 600 FaceBook members. They would openly discuss these issues amongst themselves. Former Seventy Hans Mattsson came forward with his story on John Dehlin's Mormon Stories podcast episodes #430-434. In part 4 of the podcast, Hans talks about this fireside. (Note: only the first minute or so is in Swedish, the rest of the 2 hr 20 min audio is in English) ENJOY!! http://www.mormonthink.com/glossary/swedish-rescue2.htm My site w/ the full transcript: http://exmormonradio.com/the-swedish-rescue/