Tuesday, August 25, 2009

MTC Spanish Missionary Singing Custom



Elder Andy Glanzer shares an interesting MTC practice that Spanish missionaries do the Sunday night before missionaries in their zone leave for their fields of labor:

When a missionary is going to leave, on Sunday, our Zone gets together and sings “God Be With You” in Spanish. It’s bad to say, but I wish people would leave more often so we could do it more. It’s fun to sing with my brothers. The Elders say a few words then we kneel in prayer. It’s one of those experiences you have to have. Everyone needs it.
It makes me nostalgic whenever I think of my bygone days in the LTM where we would sing songs for our departing friends. This kind of experiences help encourage a singing culture. Some of most memorable experiences as a missionary involved singing at mission conferences and convert baptisms.

2 comments:

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Dr. B said...

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