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Latter-day Saint Missionaries Caught On Hidden Camera Helping Blind Woman in Taiwan

Latter-day Saint Missionaries Caught On Hidden Camera Helping Blind Woman in Taiwan

Some missionaries in Taiwan woke up to quite a surprise. Elder Church (great name) was one of them.

Grant Church was serving a mission in the Taiwan Taipei Mission for 10 months. Though he was a seasoned missionary, what happened this particular week was a first.

See, he became part of a hidden camera social experiment. The good news is that he and his missionary friends passed with flying colors.

Elder Church wrote the following email to his family this week:

“Two weeks ago for P-day, our district decided to go to Taipei 101- one of the tallest buildings in the world. There was also a Chili’s there with all-you-can-eat chips and salsa which played an equal role in our decision to go there.

As we were walking out of Chili’s and towards the 101, we saw a blind girl standing by herself next to a tree asking for help. Everyone was just kind of walking by so we decided to walk up to her and help her.

Mormon Missionaries Caught On Camera Helping Blind Woman in Taiwan

She wanted to go to the front of the 101 so we guided her over there. Then she wanted to take a picture with us. We took a picture with her and then waited with her until her friend came and then we left. We didn’t think much of it and we kind of just went on with our day.

hidden camera mormon missionaries blind woman

Fast forward to this past Thursday morning: we woke up to our phones blowing up from investigators and members texting us. They said we were in a Youtube Video that had just gone viral.

It turns out that the “blind” girl wasn’t actually blind. She was a part of a social experiment that was being filmed by a big YouTuber in Taiwan.

Apparently we were the only people who stopped to help this girl and everyone thought it was super touching. At the end of the video she said she didn’t know who we were (she was wearing bandages over her eyes) but she said she felt a warm feeling as we were helping her and she was super touched.

Mormon Missionaries Caught On Camera Helping Blind Woman in Taiwan

I’m so grateful that we were given that opportunity to serve. Hopefully now when people run into missionaries on the streets in Taiwan they’ll make the connection to that video and be more open to receiving us!”

we woke up to our phones blowing up from investigators and members texting us

The full video of Elder Church and his missionary friends can be seen below. You’ll want to jump to the 11:00 mark and then you’ll see the interaction between the missionaries and the blind woman. If you can understand Chinese, then you’ll enjoy the video even more!

Kudos to these fine missionaries who were willing to lend a helping hand – the ripple effect from this one small act will roll on for a long time.

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Ian Hormillosa

Thursday 7th of February 2019

I met these missionaries on that exact same day! It was my first time abroad without family but meeting them made me feel like wherever I go God will be there for me.

Olivia

Saturday 5th of January 2019

Good for you.l am fro Taiwan ,you are so kind just keep it^^加油

Laukau

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

Proud and Loud #LDS 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Ben Arkell

Tuesday 31st of July 2018

You bet!

Patricia

Monday 16th of July 2018

I wish that I could have understood what they were saying, wonderful missionary moments to serve!!

Christopher David Cilley

Monday 2nd of July 2018

That is OUTSTANDING on so many levels!! Most Excellent! I kind of wish that there had been English subtitles added also! Maybe above the people?

Ben Arkell

Monday 2nd of July 2018

Yeah, I wish I understood Chinese and could do that. :)