Ridge and Brittany Alkonis: A Long Road Home

Wed Feb 14 05:00:05 EST 2024
Episode 261

On May 29, 2021, US Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis took his wife and children to hike a portion of Mount Fuji, a famous mountain where he were stationed in Japan. On their way home, they planned to stop at an ice cream shop Ridge had visited during his time serving in Japan as a missionary years earlier. Ridge was mid-conversation with his 7-year-old daughter when he suddenly lost consciousness and consequently lost control of the car he was driving, resulting in the deaths of two people. Ridge was sentenced to three years in prison. His wife and family were determined to bring him home. This is their story.

There’s no guarantee in the scriptures that says, ‘If you are really, really righteous nothing bad is going to happen to you,’ and we don’t talk about that enough.
Ridge Alkonis

Show Notes

1:43- To Know Something’s True
6:04- Living and Worshiping Around the World
14:20- Recipient of Service Worldwide
18:33- A Gospel For All People
21:00- Infertility
33:18- Book of Mormon Timeline
35:41- Traveling With Kids
39:24- Changed
41:33- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Links & References


Deseret News article about Ridge's release

Recent interviews on CNN and Fox News


View transcript here.

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