Monday, April 21, 2008

Military Fireside

Last night we had a unique opportunity to attend a Military Fireside for the Washington D.C. area, at the Mount Vernon Stake Center. The honor was ours since the speaker was Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It was amazing how strong the spirit was from the opening song. We were also privileged to hear a duet with a member of the Army Band and one of the sisters in his ward. I think that it was the most beautiful rendition of "Come Come ye Saints" that I have ever heard. Elder Ballard spoke on not becoming desensitized by the influences of the world (mainly media and internet) and how we should remain anchored on the Lord's side always carrying the banner of Jesus Christ. I was truly touched as he concluded with a special blessing to all military families in attendance. We all laughed when the closing hymn was announced "We are all Enlisted".

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