The possibility of having a ward choir seemed remote because the wives and children of the servicemen had the challenges of living in a foreign country, not speaking the language, not having any family members nearby and, in most cases, living more than 30 minutes from the meetinghouse. It was impossible to have members stay after Church or meet at another time during the week.
My wife and I served in Grafenwoehr Germany as senior missionaries from January 2008 to July 2009. Our ward was composed mostly of military families spread out over a large geographic area. Most of the families had small children, and 42 of the men were deployed to war zones.
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