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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.”

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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