Two Mormon missionaries recently became ‘recording artists’ to share their love of God and music. Sister Amanda Abel from Bountiful, Utah and Sister Ryceejo Nordström from Riverside, California are currently serving 18 months as full-time missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tennessee Nashville Mission (aka TNM).
These two talented and beautiful young women did not know each other until three months ago [February 2013] when they were assigned to work as mission companions in the Thompson’s Station / Spring Hill area. Sisters Abel and Nordström quickly discovered their mutual love for music and enjoyed singing together daily. It just so happened that a talented music artist named Dustin Jones lived nearby with a professional studio in his home. The three musicians collaborated to record a cover of The Lower Lights hymn arrangement of “Nearer My God To Thee“.
Dustin Jones played all of the instruments and mixed them into one musical track which the sisters sang to. Abel and Nordstrom then gave written permission for Mormon Soprano to create an exclusive music video using their recording and some of their personal photos to share publicly. They hope this recording will bring peace, joy and hope to everyone who hears it, and that it will strengthen your faith in God’s love.
Abel and Nordström will have to put their musical teamwork on hold for now. As customary during LDS mission service, both have been given new assignments in separate areas of the mission. However, their time of service together will remain a lasting and sweet memory, and their friendship will continue long after their missions end. I certainly hope they will have the chance to reunite in the future to sing praise together!
Enjoy, and please share! ♥ – MoSop
Thank you for the overwhelming response to watching and sharing this video! Since many have inquired, the sisters’ track is not available for purchase. However, we invite you to visit The Lower Lights website where you will find this hymn arrangement available on their album Hymn Revival Volume 2.
Have a blessed day!
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