Some missionaries in Taiwan woke up to quite a surprise a few weeks ago.
Elder Church (great name) was one of them.
Grant Church has been serving a mission in the Taiwan Taipei Mission for the last 10 months. Though he is now a seasoned missionary, this last 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.
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.
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 “blind” girl wasn’t actually blind. She was a part of a social experiment that was being filmed by a big YouTuber in Taiwan.
Read the full article (and who else stopped to help) at our friends, Mormon Light.