Hope Works

Hope Works is a series of videos captured at live events where presenters share interesting insights about hope and faith and how it works in their lives.

The old “Mormon Channel” on Youtube, now called the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Channel, following President Russell M. Nelson’s teachings about the name of the Church, released the first six videos as part of its new series, “Hope Works,” sometimes at the end of 2016.

I had never noticed that initial release, but today I found it, and I beielve that it is growing. I can see that they have already published 23 videos.

The videos were filmed at a live events, similar to the format of “TED Talks,” and feature people sharing their stories of how faith and hope have played a role in their individual lives.

“Hope Works is devoted to sharing interesting insights realized through finding hope, discovering faith and putting that faith into action,” Mormon Channel said in an email regarding the purpose of Hope Works in 2016. “It’s about learning from real people going through real struggles that there’s always hope.”

Watch below three embedded videos from the series

The Ultimate Bucket List | Hope Works

Watch this motivational talk from Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace about how to be brave. (Hint: it’s not about being the best in the world at a specific talent.) You just need to be willing to push your fears aside and have a little bit of faith.

Your journey in life can stop you in your tracks and take your breath away. When this happens, what can you do? How can you move forward? Noelle talks about her disappointments and heartache, then shares what she does to start new chapters in her life.

Noelle created an ultimate bucket list that helps her look forward to the future. She offers advice on how to push your fears aside by trying new things. As a competitive person, Noelle understands how easy it is to compare yourself with the excellent efforts and talents of others. But she reminds you that God expects you to be yourself, to develop your talents, and not to compare them with others….

Seeking God After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake | Hope Works

Seven seconds is a short amount of time unless a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits—then it can seem like hours. Marj was in her classroom on January 12, 2010, when the earth violently began to shake and the building collapsed. Students were screaming, pinned by cement walls.

The earthquake lasted only seconds, but over 200,000 people died, and over 300,000 were injured. Marji speaks English, and when groups of rescue workers began to arrive from around the world, Marj knew she would be needed to help translate. But she wasn’t ready to help and needed to be left alone to process her thoughts…

Mourn With Those That Mourn | Hope Works

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to support someone but you didn’t know how? Have you tried to “solve” or “fix” the situation? Life’s challenges are ongoing and may not have a simple fix. What is often needed is someone to mourn with. Sheldon provides excellent tips for mourning with people.

The difference between mourning with someone and mourning for someone is that with implies a journey. You walk a path alongside them. There are times to sit with someone, listen to them, and validate what they are feeling rather than give advice or resources. It’s more helpful to mourn with than for someone…


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