This week, I wasn't in Bridge of Don since last Saturday (nine days ago). I was again given the privilege to be in the ''Mormon Missionary Choir'' to sing all over Scotland in malls, St. Giles Cathedral, stake centers, and other places.
The Christmas Concerts went fantastic! The Spirit was really there, especially, I felt, at the Dundee concert. We went to Aberdeen, then Dundee, then Paisley, then Glasgow, then Edinburgh. I played my recorder in St. Giles Cathedral and it was super cool with all the echoes and stuff! So I ended up playing the piano for O Holy Night, playing an improv-play-by-ear-by-memory rendition of What Child is This on the piano, playing the recorder and singing the alto part in O Come, O Come, Emmanuel again, playing the piano in a piano-violin-solo-voice trio for Savior, Redeemer of My Soul (the version that Vocal Point or one of those groups does) and finally, the organ for Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. It was such a good experience. One of my favorite insights happened in Dundee. While we were singing Angels We Have Heard on High, I was trying to figure out something I could testify while I was singing. Then, right before the third verse, the congregation stood up (at Elder Black's request [he was the director this year and last year]) to sing it with us, and the Spirit and this realization hit me. "Angels We Have Heard on High, sweetly singing o'er the plains, and the mountains in reply, echoing their joyous strains''. Right then and there, I had heard and was witnessing angels singing, testifying of the birth of Christ, over the hills of Scotland, and the Highland mountains echoing their reply. It was a very special moment for me, and brought a special meaning to that song that will last forever.
That's pretty much all for this week. Remember to share your spiritual gifts with everyone around you! Spiritual gifts are gifts to other people - although they bless you, just like the Priesthood, they are given to share with others. Just a cool thought.
Love you all! Fit like anywho?
Elder Devin Hunter
P.S. Kirk out!
Here are some photos of his concert. There's also a video I posted on facebook.