yourLDS Neighborhood Movies - Turn Around  

Posted by Linda Keilbart Scanlan

I love watching modern day versions of scriptural events. The movie "Turn Around" is based on the story of Alma the Younger.

Colton is the guy that doesn't care what others think. He has strayed from the path of righteousness. He's the guy your mother has warned you about not getting involved with.

Sara is typical "Molly Mormon". She attends all her meetings and has a strong testimony of the Gospel.

When Colton and Sara get into a car wreck, Colton begins to think about life from a different view point. He comes to realize that maybe he hasn't been living the way he ought. He begins the repentance process by confessing and making restitution.

Sara doesn't believe this will last for long. To her, Colton just had a scare and given enough time he will return to his old habits. She stays aloof, no wanting to be hurt.

This movie not only portrays the steps of repentance, but the need for forgiveness. It is told in a way that everyone can relate to it. I would recommend this film with a Family Home Evening Lesson centered on Alma the Younger. Don't take just my word for it. Read what others have had to say:

"A nice story of repentance, forgiveness and perseverance!" - John Bytheway

"Turn Around will change hearts and inspire souls." - Genelle Pugmire, Deseret Morning News

"A fun and refreshing movie for the entire family!" - Jay Osmond

(DVD cover quotes)

For a dessert or treat try a pineapple upside down cake as a visual lesson. What may appear as plain and non-descript, is actually quite appealing when repentance is applied as topping.

1/2 Cup brown sugar
2/3 Cup crushed pecans
1 can drained crushed, chunked or ring pineapple
Maraschino Cherries (optional)
1 yellow or white cake mix prepared as directed on the box.

Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with Vegetable oil. Sprinkle brown sugar on bottom of pan. Next, layer crushed pecans over brown sugar. Layer Pineapple and cherries on top of sugar and pecans. Pour cake mix on top of fruit and nut layer. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.

When cake is warm to slightly cooled, use a large platter and tip the cake pan over, allowing it to fall onto the platter.

Enjoy this delicious treat as you watch the movie!

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Sounds like a great idea and the recipe sounds delicious. A great FHE program.

June 1, 2008 at 3:32 PM

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