Sunday, January 2, 2011


It is really a blessing to have the Visitor's Center available to us. Taking investigators to the center is a spiritual and beautiful experience. Our records show that a great percentage of those that visit the center are baptized. One elder told me that 1oo% of his investigators that have gone to the Visitors center have been baptized.

Not all missions have this luxury and we encourage our missionaries to go with their investigators as often as possible. They can't drive the mission cars there and so it necessitates a member drive. It is amazing how willing the members are in assisting them with rides.

During the month of December the Visitor's Center is a fabulous tool. There are the lights, a life size nativity outside, beautiful decorated trees inside and 100 nativities on display. Every night there is a musical performance of some kind. There are applicants from all over the area who want to perform here. The schedule this year includes:

3rd Chapel Ringers-Fort Myer
4th Suzuki Flute Ensemble
5th Lisa Seegmiller- Tony award and Grammy nominee
6th Tokoma Park Bank
7th Arundel Chamber Choir
8th Montgomery Men's Barbershop Chorus
9th McDonought Madrigals
10th Bells at Mt Vernon-handbells
11th Mormon Choir of DC
12th Richmond Mormon Chorale
13th Shenandoah Suzuki Strings
14th Mutual Agreement-Gospel Sextet
15th Sweet Adelines
16th Bernadette and Winston Charles
17th Capitol Carillon- handbells
18th The Northern Lights Dance Orchestra
19th Jenny Oaks Baker & Winterland Folk Ensemble
20th Seasons-vocal ensemble
21th Sandra Turley-Broadway
22nd Feliz Navidad
23rd Washington DC Visitor Center - Sisters
24th same
25th Todd Thatcher
26th Pacheco Family
27th Suitland Strings
28th Britton Family
29th Trifacta-Jazz trio
30th Rockville Swing Band
31st Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe
1st Maryland Baltimore Missionary talents

We have attended a number of these shows and always been very impressed.
Our missionaries bring their investigators, see the show, the nativities, the films about the church, the Christus, and feel the wonderful spirit that is there. Thank you to the Riches and their wonderful work at the center.

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