On Wednesday 10th July 2019 members of the Wandsworth Stake in London were treated to an evening of spiritual music and words. The event was entitled Keeping to the Covenant Path and was a family fireside hosted by Jenny Oaks-Baker and Family Four (her four children).
Jenny Oaks-Baker, a daughter of the Apostle Dallin H. Oaks, is a Grammy Nominated American Violinist who began playing the violin at age four. Having graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia and the Juilliard School, New York, she has been a solo artist for a number of years but also collaborates with other musicians. She also performs with her children, Hannah (Piano), Laura (violin), Sarah (cello) and Matthew (guitar).
The format for the evening involved each member of the group relaying a personal experience, followed by a piece of music, as well as, relevant scripture passages. Through their stories, the audience learned about the miracles each had experienced in their lives and how their faith in God has been reinforced. They spoke about things that helped them stay on the covenant path, such as, honouring the sabbath, ministering to and serving others, and following the counsel of the Prophet. Their gift of music serves as a testimony of their faith, love of Heavenly Father, the Saviour and the gospel, which in turn helps to inspire and uplift others. The musical pieces performed included: Amazing Grace, I Am a Child of God, Abide with Me, Never Alone and many others, ending with The Spirit of God.
The audience clearly enjoyed and were uplifted by the fireside.