Here is an excerpt from Elder J. Jarman’s recent letter home:
Each Sunday, there is an optional choir practice. The conductor is amazing. He gives incredible devotionals about Christ and His Gospel. he can turn a song like Be Still My Soul into this incredible lesson on how we can’t fail on our missions as long as we put our trust in God. But last week, We had the opportunity to sing “Praise to the Man”. We were going to perform it at the Tuesday devotional, so we kinda figured the speaker was going to be somebody important. That choir was the largest congregation of missionaries I’ve ever been blessed to be a part of. Yesterday, I got to be 1 of 2000 Elders and Sisters, all bearing their testimony on this dispensation’s first Prophet of God. The spirit rang loud and clear through every note, and that moment will echo in my heart for the rest of my life. We then had the opportunity to listen to President Russel M. Nelson speak immediately after. And wow. To hear an Apostle, one of fifteen men on this planet who can spend their entire life bearing personal witness of Jesus Christ, talk to us about our impact as missionaries… It was incredible. He spoke about our unique ability to serve as living epistles of Christ. He spoke of the importance of turning outwards, and sincerely loving everybody you meet. He spoke about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and his testimony of Jesus’s infinite love for all of us.