In November 2010, an emergency fireside was held in Stockholm, Sweden by Elder Marlin K. Jensen (Church historian at the time) and Elder Richard Turley (assistant Church historian) to address the faith crisis that ensued among an entire group of members and leaders in Stockholm including a stake president and Hans Mattsson, an Area 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.
Join us as we visit Sweden and relive the “Swedish Rescue” with a panel (Parts 1 & 2) including Hans Mattsson and his co-author of the book, “Truth Seeking: The Story of High-Ranking Mormon Leader Hans Mattsson Seeking Sincere Answers From His Church but Instead Finding Contempt, Fear, Doubt …and Eventually Peace,” Jonathan Bautista, Per Inge Birgersson, and Christina Hanke. In Part 3, we invite our live audience to approach the microphone and share their unique Scandinavian experiences in the LDS Church.
A recording of the original “Swedish Rescue” that was recorded covertly may be found here:
Part 1 – Our panelists retell why a “Swedish Rescue” was needed:
Part 2 – Our panelists describe what happened at the “Swedish Rescue” meeting:
Part 3 – Our live audience is invited to share their experiences: