Towards Becoming One: May

This month has been intense over here in Strangers No More land!

After Maggie was involved in some recreational listening to other podcasts, she reached out to the Dialogue Podcast Network and within a week, we had joined up as part of the team!

Bradley graduated from BYU (Congratulations Bradley!!!) and, not to be dissuaded by statistics, he had his first job that required his degree BEFORE he walked with that piece of paper. We are all so proud to know such a wonderful person who is not only driven to his own success, but feels called to teach us all in his spare time.

Bradley shared his successes as well as many other gems in these episodes.

Dennis has been taking literary agent to a missionary level, as he mixes his faith with his career, and he has been sharing his successes and trials in these recordings.

Andrew has been keeping things close to his vest, while sharing some critical lessons.

And finally, Maggie is still try to focus on finishing her first book, The Car That Ran on Prayers, but has been distracted by some recent new diagnoses. She shared about those in the following episodes.

Without further adieu, here are May’s first two episodes:

The residual of May’s episodes have been recorded and will be posted as soon as they are processed.

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Thank you for joining us! We hope that your week ahead is full of the Love and Lighte of Jesus Christ.

We love you and so does God.

Christ Gathers Us and We Catch Up!

“Just be patient and just keep trusting God. Things work out. Its on God’s timetable, not ours.” A quote from Andrew in this week’s episode of Strangers No More

Maggie comes out and shares her Hard of Hearing disability and requests more help and more members to add to our team to improve accessibility for all.

Andrew introduced the lesson and after having struggled with remembering the name of a hymn during the introduction, he quickly reminds himself and the audience what the name of that tune was.

When the Strangers get down to the lesson, “The Gathering of Israel,” Dennis gets carried away with a touch of gossip, before sharing “The Plan of Salvation,” as taught by his missionaries not that long ago.

In a revelatory explanation, Bradley shared how the Plan of Salvation is not only about us as individuals, but also relates to how we interact in relationships.

After the discussion of the lesson, Bradley shared some facinating insights about how “The Plan” is described throughout the Book of Mormon causing us all to reflect a bit.

Maggie shared how moving forward with the Gospel fills her life with love.

Watch below and you’ll see it all!


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To study President Nelson’s talk (as Maggie challenges at the end of the show), here’s a link to the talk: A New Normal, October 2020.

Ministering of Angels

In the most emotional episode in 2021, “Upon Fellow Servants,” Andrew shares what he believes ministering of angels means.

What does that phrase mean to you?


Maggie prays a considerable amount when working on the shows during the previous week. In February 8th’s episode, she asks the three male hosts some pointed questions she has been preparing with the help of the Holy Spirit.

She was not prepared for the answers…
…or how those answers would affect her.

The scriptural referances contained within Doctrine and Covenants 1213 and Jospeh Smith History 1:66-75 outline the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood and with it the saving ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ.

This discussion went on for nearly an hour, with a second cringe episode in the works to follow up!

Enjoy!

Upon Fellow Servants, February 8, 2021 Episode of Strangers No More

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The Parable of the Winch

…and knowing when we are working too hard

In this week’s episode of Strangers No More, Andrew gives us a parable from his days working with a winch. Or, perhaps, not working with a winch… Watch, and you’ll understand!

Bradley starts a discussion of how to understand when you are running faster, or laboring more than we have strength…

…and Andrew and Maggie trade a few giggles in this weekly episode centering on the teachings in the ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐น๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘€๐‘’ manual published by ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ-๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ for weekly scripture study, the hosts of Strangers No More discuss “That You May Come Off Conqueror.”

We are now in week 6!

In this episode, hosts Andrew Mair, Maggie Slighte, Dennis Schleicher, and Bradley Talbot talk about their week in their callings, then move on to sharing their individual studies from the ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐น๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘€๐‘’ manual and talk through their studies of Doctrine and Covenants 10-11.

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As the one who had an opportunity to transcribe this episode (another volunteer position we would LOVE to fill with someone who wants to be a part of our effort…PLEASE contact@Strangers-no-more.com, seriously!)…there’s a LOT of laughter in these weekly episodes! Come and watch or listen…or just click play below! Thanks for watching!

And YES, there IS a transcription available for this episode…HERE!

AND the closed captions have been manually corrected!!

We hope your week is full of the Love and Lighte of Jesus Christ!

We love you and so does God!


Week 6, “Coming Off Conquerer: Come Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 10-11” of Strangers No More

Following “Come Follow Me”

Hello from Strangers No More! Thank you for your interest in our show and in our greater mission.

We are Maggie Slighte, Dennis Schleicher, Andrew Mair and Bradley Talbot.

Doctrine and Covenants 3:1

Having been strangers to one another up to the last few months, we know we are also strangers to you! In the next few months, we will ALL get to know one another very well as we navigate the waters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as contained in the Doctrine and Covenants in a ship that welcomes one and all.

Strangers No More was named by Elder Gong’s talk in October 2020, when he invited The Saints to “Live and Share the Gospel,” so there would be no strangers.

We take Elder Gong’s admonition seriously.
We are LGBTQIA+ friendly, but also acknowledge other “strangers” that may not feel like they fit in on what some may refer to as “Mormon culture.”
Some of those strangers might be: Unhoused people, disabled people, people of color, neurodivergent people, childless couples and single older adults. As representatives of many of these groups, we want all of you to know you are not alone.

Strangers No More for its hosts, is our Family Home Evening. As adults in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we often don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the extra Gospel study that a “family” home evening on Monday affords. So, as part of our studies, we will be recording them and sharing those thoughts with YOU, our audience.

We ask that you participate by listening if you prefer podcasts, or watching on YouTube if you prefer videos, and interacting with us on social media.

Let us know how you feel about this week’s show. Now that we have recorded a few episodes, we are starting to get the hang of it!

Write us an email and let us know if this is something that is helpful for you, or if there are other topics you would like to see covered.

In addition to our weekly episodes, we WILL be recording some specials with guests who have already expressed interest! Expect in the coming months to hear from Papa Richard Ostler from Listen, Learn and Love and Professor Taylor Petery, author of Tabernacles of Clay. and maybe even a few more!

If you would be interested in joining our efforts in a creative manner, we are a work in progress and would appreciate the help! Just contact us here!

Thank you again for your interest in our project. We hope your week is full of the love and lighte of Jesus Christ.

We love you and so does God.

Enjoy week 3’s episode: Turning Our Hearts

About Strangers No More

Last week we also recorded a SPECIAL episode! You know those times when you’re in a Sunday School class and they brush a subject under the carpet? We promised in our intro that we would not do that, and as part of fulfilling that commitment, we have recorded a special “cringe” episode, discussing same-sex marriage. We have embedded it below!