Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Sunday Services, YPM Concert, Service Missionaries for Dinner

Today was a wonderful Sunday full of special lessons & Events. To start with we had an excellent Priesthood meeting taught by Elder Long. The lesson material was taken from this First Presidencies message in this month’s Ensign “Called to the Work” by Pres. Thomas S. Monson. It was so special because we are all missionaries here and we’ve all been “Called to the Work.” 
Elder Long pointed out that several times during President Monson’s life including when he was a young Apostle he said many time: “Who God Calls, God Qualifies.” I find it very significant here in Nauvoo that the Lord has called a lot of OLD people without any singing, dancing or acting experience to sing, dance and act. When Sis. Johnson and I got here, over a year ago, we were more than a little bit nervous about being on stage to sing, dance and act. But the promise of Pres. Monson has come true. Now, because the Lord has qualified us for our callings, we LOVE being on stage to sing, dance and act. It is truly a joy and a privilege to be on stage each night and share our testimonies through song and dance. We love it!
Speaking of being on stage, this afternoon we went with Charlie & Charlotte to a concert at the Visitor’s Center to listen to the YPM’s (Young Performing Missionaries) sing and play their musical instrument to several sacred and holy hymns. It was truly an amazing show and words can’t describe the beauty of their performances and the feelings we received from the Holy Spirit. One of the numbers they performed was “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and it sent chills up my spine, it was so powerful. I’ve never heard it done better, even by the Tabernacle Choir.  It was truly a wonderful concert.
This evening we had the FM Young Service Missionaries over for dinner at our house. Elder Kyle Johnson was anxious to show off his grandparent to the other Elders he shares his apartment with. We were just as anxious to have them in our home for dinner. Sis. Johnson planned a great meal: you can’t go wrong with two huge trays of Lasagna topped off with lemon meringue pie for dessert. Mmmm-Goood. 

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