“I’m a Mormon” video of the month: about 20 kilograms of honey!

Marco Petrollini believes in God, family, and country–Italy. He’s an architect and project manager and father of four young children. He keeps bees in his backyard vegetable garden, and finds much to admire in their selfless work ethic. So often in the church we think of the God-family-country trifecta in narrow terms of American exceptionalism, so I loved seeing how Marco proudly and naturally owned those themes as a Mormon and an Italian man. Meet Marco:

I found interesting parallels and contrasts between Marco and his Texan counterpart, Drew. Drew is a father of five girls and works in business. At home, he cares for ranch animals, a chore that keeps alive his childhood passion for rodeo and helps instill a steady, strong work ethic in his daughters. Drew learned this work ethic from his mother, a tenacious single mom who worked many years as a waitress. It’s interesting to me to see how Drew defines both very conventional cowboy masculinity, and the femininity of the most important women in his life, in terms of this approach to work. Meet Drew:

Each Fast Sunday, we feature a video from the Mormon.org website. We invite our readers to check back each month for a new favorite, and to share these posts with your friends and family. (Previous posts archive.)


  1. Kevin Barney says:

    I love these things and appreciate you posting them.

  2. Thanks!

  3. I think it would be good outreach for the church for Marco to give some honey to Richard Dawkins.

  4. I love this so much. I look forward to this post every month. You’d think i’d go on my own and look for them on LDS. org, but I just don’t seem to find the time to do so. So, thanks for posting these.

  5. So refreshing! I love it when we get these snippets of real lives.

  6. Great series, thanks!