Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

Querida Familia:

This weekend Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices Choir came to the Orange Park Stake Center for a devotional / performance.  It was SO AMAZING!  There was a huge focus on inviting nonmembers because it was a missionary effort, I guess she's called to be a missionary!!  It was also focused a lot towards members of the Baptist church because everyone in the South thought Sister Knight was CRAZY when she joined the church. She and her husband, William McDowell, bore testimony of the restoration and the Church of Jesus Christ and they had swag.  During Gladys Knight's testimony, she had this hammond organ playing a jazzy solo in the background, it was like nothing I've ever seen before!  Straight out of a movie.  There was a WHOLE LOT of praising!  The songs were written by Gladys Knight or arranged by her, but they were mostly upbeat and southern gospel types of songs.  Uphold me with thy sweet spirit, whatever you do LORD don't take your joy from me.  Heavenly Father!  Haha I still feel that music in my bones.  Will you get me their CD please?  I think it's called One Voice and it's incredible :)  The mission received a LOT of referrals from the event and they are even better than normal because all of these people filled out their slips THEMSELVES of paper asking for this little gift bag that the missionaries are going to be delivering the next couple of days.
I can't wait to hear about how the Trek goes.  Hopefully you can pull that cart!  I'm sorry, I didn't take 100 pictures, but I did take a lot more than usual and forgot the cord.  I'll post them to Facebook sometime this week though.  We're going to be going to a BBQ for P Day in just a few minutes, so I don't have a ton more time to write.  Things are going well over here, my new companion's name is Elder Nelson and I will be meeting him tomorrow at 12:30 when I drop Elder Winward off for good :( 
Thanks for your prayers and love :) 
Elder Moore

1 comment:

  1. I think that's great Eric. I had an all black branch in Philadelphia that I loved to attend. Just about all were converts of the past 5 years. The missionaries were the ONLY white people not because whites weren't invited, just because they didn't live in the neighborhood. The way they sang the Hymns was SO inspiring and I remember on a couple of occasions, the congregation would sing while a soloist did some acrobatic voice accompanyment. Wish we could bring some of that soul back west and wake up some of the stale congregations here.