News Release

Singing Christmas Carols in the Park

Light the World. “Rejoice and be exceeding glad.” Matt.5:12

The Westlands Zone missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in Christmas caroling under branches of a tall shady jacaranda tree in the beautiful Uhuru City Park, City Center Nairobi.

Mormon missionaries are generally seen on the streets but this day they were not only seen but heard in the park. Elder Somniso lead the choir of 20 missionaries. The combined voices made this Christmas activity a fun and rewarding day. The singers participated in singing every Christmas carol in the hymn book accept for a couple of unfamiliar tunes. They surprised passersby who wanted to know what was going on.

The missionaries were unsure how word spread, but they were being introduced as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir Wannabe. They sang heartily for more than an hour—until most were hoarse. During the caroling, several missionaries made contacts with people walking by, and set up appointments to teach them more about their Church. Everyone at the park seemed friendly and so glad the election violence and contention at this park is now a fading memory. Today the park is a peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing place.

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