President and Sister Dunn

Sunday, May 1, 2016

BYU Young Ambassadors come to Africa

The Brigham Young University Young Ambassadors came on tour and we were privileged to see a preview at the SE Africa Church Area Office on Friday April 28, 2016. This show was offered to all the employees and their families that work at the area office.
Sister Cook shared information with the audience about our temple. President Dunn and I were able to take a few moments and share about our missionary force and invite employees to take more literature and let us know if they would like to learn more.

Then the show began with some marvelous local talent, from among the employees and their families.
It was a remarkable way to start the evening. everyone loved the amazing talent shared.

The Young Ambassadors watched as they prepared to go onstage themselves.
This was a delightful group of 39 students, of which about 80% are theatre Arts majors and the others are majoring in everything form business to communication. They hail from states all across the United States. They are a great representation of the church and spread good will and public relations every where they go.

The setting was beautiful and the weather completely cooperated. 

The show is entitled..."Heartsongs- Melodies of Love." It is a fun collection of love songs form every genre and throughout history.

The show started off with a fun number called "C'Mon Everybody- From All Shook Up featuring Tanner DeWaal, the student president of the Young Ambassadors. 

They display so much talent!

Great quotes about love from the program:
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it's destination full of hope.
~Maya Angelou
" You know you are in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ~Dr. Seuss
"Where there is great love, there are alwasy miracles." ~Will Cather

"Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
~Pablo Picasso

They showcased about 6 numbers in this preview evening. Tomorrow night, Satuday April 30, 2016 is the Johannesburg debut at the Wits Theatre.

We invited our neighbors the van Breda's to accompany us. It was a lovely evening and all 30 numbers were sensational. It was impressive to see the wide range of performances and diversity. We all loved it and it was very fun to share with Cecil, Lynne and Pierre.

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart."

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