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The social distancing surrounding COVID-19 caused the England Manchester Mission to discover new ways to reach out and bring people closer to Christ during the Easter season. The England Manchester Mission choir shared a musical message of hope and reached an audience of nearly 14,000 on Facebook on Easter Sunday.   

“This is a first for us,” said Stuart N. McReynolds, president of the England Manchester Mission. “We’re all in lockdown; however, despite the challenges, we felt it [was] important to continue with the devotional, especially on this Easter Sunday.”

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The virtual choir was composed of more than 100 missionaries who sang the hymn “He Sent His Son” at the “Why I Believe” devotional broadcast on the mission’s Facebook page.

When Elder Adriann Torres prepared to go on a mission, he thought that it would include traditional street contacting and teaching people in person.

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