Monday, March 31, 2008

Me 'n Gladys

So I spent Sunday evening with my pal Gladys...Gladys Knight that is!

Gladys Knight and her Saints Unified Voices choir came to Dallas for the weekend to put on a few missionary firesides. Gladys's one requirement for these fireside/concerts is that everyone bring at least one non-member. They're supposed to be missionary firesides--she doesn't want these to turn into free concerts for all of us freeloading members! Since Dave is the ward mission leader he has been involved in the missionary effort for this concert for our ward, he did a great job, our ward had a great turnout.

I thought the evening was very fun! The choir is very diverse and they sang songs from many different cultures; Hawaiian, Latin, slave gospel songs, etc. And both she and her husband told their own conversion stories and testimonies. I especially found her husband's testimony uplifting. He has a great sense of humor and at the same time seems rock solid in his faith and testimony of the church. I'm grateful that they are willing to sacrifice their time and talents to be such wonderful missionaries!


Kathryn Peters said...

Dennis went the fireside in Atlanta and hasn't stop talking about it! She and her husband are doing a great service sharing their talents and testimonies. Telisa told her Stake President to try to get her to come to Cleveland. Our friend, Richard Zobrist is her manager of all the Firesides.
When I talked to your Dad on Sunday, he mentioned he was going to a concert with you that evening, was that what he was talking about?
Also, I am having trouble with some of my daughters being able to see my photos on their computers, specifically Tristen, Tara and Tiffany. They can read my journal entry, but don't see the pictures. Is there some setting I need to adjust? It's very frustrating for them and ME! You seem the pro!

Parkinson Family said...

oh how fun, she had one in new orleans, but i was already here, but my friends and non member friends raved about it, that awesome you guys got to go!

Mark & Jody said...

oh my gosh that is so cool!! i didn't even know that dave is the ward mission leader! My mission pres. had emailed me about the concert and said it was a total success!