plethora of sweat. This badge of survival was the result of one one hour session studying when the power was out-it
|a larger one in captivity|
But with the rain comes the beauty... which will be our focus for the next six months of this special rainy season. That will make for a different Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, President's day, Valentines and Easter!!
And with one bow comes another...an arch as our little meeting room develops into a chapel:
To a capacity for 100 and with overflow in the kitchen and halls 130-150. How long will that take we wonder?
|et Voila! New tile and curtains are next week!|
In attendance was our cab driver, or should I say former cab driver since we now have our white toyota trucks. Also the office manager with the ministry of the interior with whom I spoke for an hour while waiting for Elder Jameson. He was very set in his intellectualizing of religion until he found out we were not paid, nor were there professional clergy. It took me a while to remember who he was...very sharp. I hope the spirit touched him deeply.
After the meeting we met with two pastors from Uvira in the east Congo to teach and give perspective for their 800 people just waiting for the gospel. With them was a woman From Baraka-Fizi, who spoke in Swahili telling us about how she and about twenty others were meeting for prayer to know what church to follow. During their prayer she saw a man descend who then wrote for her the name of a church they should follow.
They tried to organize their own church and call it by the name the angel gave them: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But the little organization failed so they prayed again. This time she was told that someone would come to teach them about the church and whites would be involved. Two days later Pastor Methode, with whom I had been corresponding for three months came to their little group and taught them about the Book of Mormon and "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." They were stunned and excited. Then came President Headlee last December then we followed in August.
The work, like the weather enters a new season that brings growth and beauty...