The first Mormon Message, a tribute to Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, was uploaded to YouTube on December 2, 2008. Since that time, the Church has produced hundreds of videos ranging from humorous to practical to touching. However, it’s the deeply personal stories that stayed with us the most. Below you’ll find the ten most emotional Mormon Messages we could find to inspire us and touch our hearts. Did we miss any? What is your favorite Mormon Message?
10. Abide With Me: Finding Peace Through Prayer
A haunting version of the hymn “Abide With Me” adds depth to this simple video of a woman overcome with the troubles of the world.
9. Always in our Sight: The Temple
A group of young women hike 15 miles to the Manti Temple. With tears in their eyes, they discuss what touching the temple after the hike meant to them.
8. Bullying: Stop It
This powerful Mormon Message has over 1 million views, making it one of the top videos on Mormon Channel’s YouTube. It tells the story of a young man who learns the dangers of bullying in an unexpected and frightening way.
7. Men’s Hearts Shall Fail Them
Elder Russell M. Nelson was in a plane that was about to crash. He talks about the lesson he learned that day about fear and the last days.
6. Enduring Love – Showing Love & Giving Service to Build Strong Marriages
A couple, both debilitated by disease and physical adversity, display pure love and service in their marriage. You can also listen to an interview with the producer of this Mormon Message here.
5. Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light
A man loses his pregnant wife and two of his children in a car crush caused by a drunk teenage driver. This inspiring Mormon Message shows what happened when he chose forgiveness instead of anger.
4. Mountains to Climb
Follow individuals from around the world who feel they are unable to climb the mountains in their life, but find strength in Jesus Christ.
3. Unplanned Pregnancy, Adoption, and “The Best Gift Ever”
Feeling ashamed and lost after an unplanned pregnancy out of wedlock, this woman learned about God’s love as she faced the choice to give her baby up for adoption.
2. Sitting on the Bench – Thoughts on Suicide and Prevention
Two different individuals discuss depression and suicide. One lost a best friend to suicide while the other tried to take his life himself.
1. The Refiner’s Fire
This video made our top spot not only because of the story of a woman facing insurmountable tragedy, but the artistic juxtaposition of her story with heart-wrenching images of metal being heated and twisted. You’ll be able to relate and you won’t be able to forget.
What Mormon Message has touched you the most?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.