Sunday, March 9, 2014

Missionary choir

You may remember I mentioned attending a district conference last week in San Fernando.  It is definitely the season for conferences because today we went to Buin for another one.

The district is big enough that six months ago they turned people away even after all the missionaries moved into the hall to give room for others attending.  This time, three other rooms were set up with televisions and sound from the chapel.

We take this for granted in the US because it is so commonplace.  However, here in Chile it is something of a miracle.  Church employees from Santiago have been working on it for months.  Of course, we are hoping that eventually we will have so many who want to attend that we will have to broadcast to other buildings, and in time, a true miracle, which would be to once again have a stake here in Buin.

The speakers were great today, with timely messages.  President Warne spoke about the laws of tithing and fasting, including fast offerings, which are a real challenge for members here in Chile.  However, for real growth, including becoming a stake, obedience to this law is crucial.

Finally, I would like to mention the missionary choir who sang “La Oración del Profeta” or “Oh How Lovely Was the Morning”.  It was incredibly moving to listen to these young people express their testimony by singing this song so beautifully.  I really wish I had been able to record it so I could listen to it many times.

We are so grateful for our missionaries.  They are amazing, hardworking and they sing really well!  Thank you for your support of missionaries wherever you are.  By feeding them, giving them references or going out to teach with them, you are helping to advance the work.  Thanks for reading!  See you next week.
Buin church, two great elders and a prospective elder!

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