In addition to my assignment in my home ward, I also have the privilege of playing for the outgoing missionary devotional for the California San Jose Mission. This is a great meeting where missionaries who have completed their service bear their final testimonies before returning home. It is a phenomenal, spirit-filled meeting that is a great missionary opportunity.
This meeting has special meaning to me because it was the meeting in which my son who I mentioned in an earlier post bore his last testimony. He had worked in the mission office for three and a half years and had completed his labors. We found out later that three people heard the testimony of a autistic young man that day, were touched in their hearts, and were baptized. None of us knew that the Lord would call him home only six weeks later.
A meeting like this has different service music requirements than a sacrament meeting. The hymns are bright and exultant and the Spirit fills the room. The postludes I play here need to match the spirit of the meeting.
I wrote this setting of “Raise Your Voices To The Lord” for this meeting. I hope you enjoy it.
Raise Your Voices – PDF
Download the audio here (Right-click and choose download).