Mary-Anne and Sofia: The Drive to Better One’s Life
This double episode features the stories of Sofia from Mexico and Mary Ann from Botswana, whose lives changed in big but practical ways when they joined the church — gaining literacy and other skills which enabled them to carve out new opportunities.
Melissa Inouye joins Caroline in a discussion about social mobility and practical skill acquisition upon global members’ conversions to the church. Melissa works in the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Our thanks to Sinenhlanhla Bentley and Shiegrid Hernandez for reading excerpts of these oral histories.