***Trigger Warning: Description of sexual assault, attempted rape & murder***
To avoid descriptive content, skip 3 minutes (12:00 – 14:54) near the beginning of Maddy’s interview.
Maddy Cicotte courageously survived a violent assault on her mission, a situation she never should have been in. Maddy turned her trauma into advocacy, asking the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to make many changes regarding the safety and support of their missionary force around the world. The Church has not changed fast enough to protect current missionaries, nor have they been honest regarding the changes they have enacted. Maddy has created TimeforCambio.org to provide a platform for missionaries to obtain the necessary information, encouragement, and resources to be safer in the mission field. Maddy has collected over 40 stories from missionaries describing the stark truth of what often happens during those 2 years. Please share the resources available on her site with all the missionaries in your life. Keep missionaries safe!!! As always, if you’d prefer to watch Maddy and I talk about her experiences, head over to Patreon for the full video!
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Time for Cambio, a website to collect mission stories and provide resources to promote safety for missionaries
- Mormon Stories: Maddy and Camille tell their mission stories
- SLTribune Coverage of Time for Cambio Part 1 Part 2
- Watch the full Patreon VIDEO of Maddy’s story and the creation of Time for Cambio
- VENMO for Mormon Happy Hour one time donations
- Music by bensound.com and by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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