Sometimes it seems like there is no greater divide than between Mormons and ex-Mormons—especially in Utah.
But in 2009, when Latter-day Saint father and husband John Edward Jones became stuck in Nutty Putty Cave, in a remote crevice 150 feet underground, more than 100 rescue workers converged on the scene and worked tirelessly for 28 hours in an attempt to free him. Among one of the most tender moments during the rescue efforts was when one of the rescue workers, a former Mormon, sang Church songs to Jones to lift his spirits.
In this exclusive sneak peek of the new movie The Last Descent, this event is portrayed when Aaron, a rescue worker and former Mormon, draws from his LDS background and sings a hymn in Spanish to comfort Jones.
Something powerful happens in the face of tragedy. We put aside our differences to work toward a common goal. We bring out the best in each other and remember that those who believe differently than us are still good people who sincerely care and want to help—even if we don't sit together at church anymore.