Episode 36

Kidnapped! A Former LDS Missionary's Ordeal in Colombia with Todd Mark

In this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Landon and Rebecca talk with extraordinarily interesting Todd Mark, bird watcher and world traveler extraordinaire! Todd's story is absolutely fascinating as we discuss being a convert to the LDS faith as a child, attending BYU and serving a mission as more of an atheist than a believer. Once he returned from his mission, he became a world traveler and adventurer which led to probably the most pivital experience of his life, being kidnapped and held against his will in Colombia in the late 1990s. Todd's story is a story of survival against the odds that left us speechless as we learned more. We know you'll find this episode as inspiring as we did as we celebrate the resilleance of the human spirit with our friend, Todd Mark.

Video of the Todd Mark's Release: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9KLhZXfjobM

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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!