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  • (plodding music)

  • - Okay.

  • (doorbell rings)

  • - Hi.

  • - Have you heard the story of Joseph Smith?

  • (door slams)

  • (doorbell rings)

  • - Start with Jesus.

  • - Okay.

  • - Everybody likes Jesus.

  • What we meant to say was, do you...

  • (door slams)

  • I think that a lot of people think it's so easy to

  • be religious.

  • - Good morning. How are you doing? - Care to talk about Jesus Christ?

  • - How are you doing? - No, I'm in a hurry.

  • - Oh, no worries. - Goodbye.

  • - Hey, how ya' doing?

  • - Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

  • - Aw. - That's okay.

  • - Okay, good luck. - Not at all?

  • - How are you all doing this morning?

  • - What are you girls up to today?

  • - In my six months of being a missionary for the Church

  • of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my faith has been

  • tested all the time.

  • - So we actually don't smoke, that's part of our church.

  • We don't smoke and we don't drink and...

  • - That's why Mormons are the best looking.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Ah,

  • Don't look to your right, there's a big ol' sign,

  • - Oh my gosh.

  • - Just don't even bother.

  • I told you not to look there.

  • - Oh my gosh.

  • - I do want to help people, people just don't seem to

  • always want to be helped.

  • Oh, hi there, how you doing?

  • - Enormous, check this out!

  • (screaming)

  • - Would you like to know about the one true church?

  • - Are you serious?

  • - Do you want to know about my (beep) instead?

  • Come here, come here.

  • - This is dangerous, stop it.

  • Run, run.

  • - You know I miss my mom and dad, and I miss my three

  • older brothers, Mark, Jared and Brian.

  • And my three younger brothers, Luke, Paul and Gary.

  • However, despite all this, at the end of these two

  • years, at least I have my gal Linda to come home to.

  • - Did you propose before you left?

  • - No, I was gonna wait until the mission was done.

  • And after I got into dental school and stuff.

  • - Right.

  • - What do you mean, right?

  • - Nothing.

  • I had a girl back in Vegas but Heavenly Father had

  • another plan for her and she married a returning missionary.

  • I've been on my mission here in Los Angeles for almost

  • two years since then.

  • I only have a couple of months left.

  • And I don't really want it to end.

  • - Ezra's in there.

  • (piano music)

  • (screaming)

  • - Ow, ow, ow!

  • - Do you feel the spirit now? (laughs)

  • - Ow, why'd you do that?

  • - For me, faith is like music, you just have to follow

  • the beat and also be a good singer.

  • If you're not a good singer, you could play the

  • tamborine or something.

  • Or just be quiet and listen to the Holy Spirit.

  • (knocking)

  • - Hi there, have you heard about the restoration

  • of the Gospel?

  • (door slams)

  • (knocking)

  • - Good morning, Sir.

  • We're just gonna leave a pamphlet under your door if you

  • don't mind, thanks so much.

  • (knocking)

  • - [In Unison] Hello.

  • (door slams)

  • - Must be a little breezy, you got use a little more muscle,

  • there you go.

  • - Whoa.

  • You know, something might be wrong, let's try the top of

  • the...there we go.

  • (whispers)

  • There.

  • I know we should find an investigator, but I really don't

  • want another door in my face.

  • - Maybe we shouldn't lead with Joseph Smith is a prophet.

  • - What do you lead with if you don't lead with Joseph

  • Smith is a prophet?

  • Like that's the best part.

  • (doorbell rings)

  • - Coming.

  • Hello?

  • - Hi, we're from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

  • Day Saints.

  • - Are you a Star Wars fan?

  • - Star Wars?

  • No.

  • Not really, why?

  • - What about a Britney Spears fan?

  • - Who doesn't like Britney?

  • - What if the Old Testament is like Baby One More Time

  • and the New Testament is Oops I Did It Again,

  • the Book of Mormon is Britney.

  • - Oh, I'm a Slave For You, Britney.

  • - Yes.

  • When it's finally about the dance.

  • Do you mind if we come in and talk about the Book of Mormon?

  • This is great.

  • - Uh, sure.

  • - Hi I'm Elder Alan.

  • - So you guys are Christian, right?

  • - Yeah, it's in the name, the Church of Jesus Christ of

  • Latter Day Saints.

  • - What makes you any different from all the other churches

  • out there?

  • - We don't drink alcohol.

  • - Okay, I haven't drank for about a month now, so.

  • - Hey, that's awesome.

  • - I feel fresh, I feel rejuvenated.

  • - We also don't use tobacco.

  • - Well I smoke but I'm trying to cut back.

  • - Self improvement is so important.

  • - And then it's just no caffeine.

  • - No caffeine?

  • So how do you wake up in the morning?

  • - Well, as it says in the doctrine and covenants,

  • you know we're not really supposed to.

  • - What?

  • In what?

  • - Well it's kind of like the liner notes on an album.

  • - So there's these words of wisdom that say there are

  • these certain harmful substances that we

  • should abstain from.

  • - (stutters) It, it's even in the New Testament.

  • "Know ye not that ye are a temple of God and that

  • the spirit of God dwelleth in you?"

  • - Okay, so my body's like a temple.

  • I like that.

  • What's your stance on the LGBT community?

  • - What's an LGBT?

  • - The gay people.

  • - Why would you want to know about that?

  • - Why do you listen to so much Britney, then?

  • - I like to dance.

  • - Yeah, I like men.

  • - Oh, dang.

  • (door slams)

  • - I hope I didn't send him any mixed signals or anything.

  • I touched his hand.

  • - Hey Mormons, check this out!

  • (screaming)

  • - I can't see.

  • Zack, I can't see.

  • I can't see.

  • - We should teach her.

  • - I can't see, I can't see.

  • - Oh no, oh no.

  • - I got it.

  • - I mean there's gonna be more losses than wins,

  • that's just how this thing works, but...

  • I'm sorry, I just think

  • (crying)

  • it's been really hard this week.

  • I miss my mom and dad and I miss my brothers

  • and I miss my girlfriend and I don't know what

  • I'm doing.

  • I want the spirit to help me do better.

  • I just don't think I'm doing it.

  • I don't really want to do this anymore.

  • (sobbing)

  • - Hey Ezra?

  • - Yeah.

  • - It's Zack.

  • Hey buddy, you trying to get out of sight and out of

  • sound of me?

  • - No.

  • (laughs)

  • It's tough being away from your family, I know.

  • It was tough for me when I first got here.

  • You gotta hold on to your testimony.

  • - I know.

  • - That's what will keep you strong.

  • You know what helps you hold on to your testimony

  • better than anything?

  • Singing about God.

  • Hey Boggs, get your guitar, come on in here.

  • (sentimental piano music)

  • - That's how it is, right, just when you're out of faith,

  • that's when your friends show up.

  • I'm gonna keep spreading the word of God.

  • Joseph Smith

  • (laughter)

  • Thanks guys.

  • - You're welcome.

  • - How you doing, Boggs?

  • - Um, my dad just died.

  • Wanna sing more?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Sure.

  • (guitar music)

  • We will walk

  • (funky upbeat music)

(plodding music)

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