There are now 200,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in Canada. To celebrate this membership milestone, a virtual choir of 183 diverse young voices from across the country joined forces for a special rendition of the Primary song “I Love to See the Temple.”
The sweet new video features children singing in various languages, including American Sign Language, Cantonese, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and Michif, the Indigenous language of the Métis people in Canada.
One choir member, Hudson Coad from British Columbia, told Newsroom Canada that the temple is “a sacred, … perfect kind of place.” He says it is “peaceful and just [feels] right being there, like I was meant to be there.”
And Abena Frimpong, a Latter-day Saint from Montreal and mother to children in the video told Newsroom, “More recently, I have only been able to go to the temple to worship when I can bring my children with me. They wait quietly inside the waiting room for me. … It is always a good experience for our family to go together to the temple.”
Two of Frimpong’s children, Ellen and Charles, both sang in the virtual children’s choir. “I’ve been to the temple so many times I can’t count anymore,” Ellen says. “I feel happy at the temple. I like walking around the outside of the temple. There is a fun scripture book [in the waiting room] that I love looking at. I’ll be excited to go inside [the rest of the temple] someday.”
Ellen’s brother Charles shared similar feelings: “I like visiting the temple because I get to be in God’s house,” says Charles. “When I am at the temple, I feel happy. I feel safe there.”
You can read more about the new video and the Church’s growth in Canada on Newsroom Canada.
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