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My baby sister is about to head off on a special adventure. She will be serving a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Paraguay. I am so excited for her. As she prepares herself to go, I am trying to think of things that I can give her to help prepare, and also trying to think of things to send while she is there.

One of the things I am excited to give to her is a brand new CD, called “Sweet is the Work,” by Opus 2. It is available at Deseret Book and Amazon. This is their third CD, and it is my third time doing a giveaway with them. As you can see, I love their music! It is all instrumental, featuring the flute and harp, and is so peaceful. I was listening to it on Sunday, and it made my whole house seem peaceful and relaxed. This particular album was created especially for missionaries, but can be enjoyed by all.

Here are a few more details:

Award-winning composer and arranger Kurt Bestor and photographer Mark Mabry have once again teamed up with the flute-and-harp duo Opus 2 in the production of Sweet is the Work. This missionary-themed compilation focuses on the peaceful subset of beloved missionary hymns, and emphasizes the gentle and thoughtful side of missionary service. Songs such as A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief, Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy, Joseph Smith’s First Prayer, Army of Helaman, and many others add a gentle glow to the existing canon of missionary music. An ideal gift for missionary study or reflection time, and the perfect gift for the missionary in all of us.
You can listen to a few snippets of the songs here:

The Giveaway:
One “Sweet is the Work” CD

To Enter:

1. Visit Opus2music on Facebook and “Like” their page.

2.  Check out their 2 minute YouTube video of their songs on their page.  “Like” if you enjoy what you hear.  

3. Leave ONE comment and tell me how you entered. Please include your email address.

This next video is totally off-topic, but I thought it would be fun to share. There is an orchestra in Paraguay, and each instrument is made out of recycled garbage. I was totally fascinated and felt very humbled after watching this video.

One winner will be selected using random.org. Your chance of winning depends on the number of entries. Must be 18 years or older to enter. US residents only. Giveaway ends and winner will be notified via email, on Thursday May 10, 2013.

I was provided a CD to review in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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xoxo, Rach H.