|Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 was a very warm and humid day in Bujumbura but it was also a grand blessing in the lives of six new members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! After sacrament meeting, we all traveled to where we have permission to use a pool for baptism. These new members are pictured here along with the Elders that taught them true principles|
.The three young ladies are sisters. They were raised here in Bujumbura in orphanages. Their mother died many years ago. They are delightful and darling! They have an Aunt who is attending BYU-Hawaii! When their Aunt found out the church had returned to Burundi, she contacted them and told them to come. The missionaries have been teaching them for 6 weeks.
There were 25 other people who attended the baptism in support, who sat under the shade of a very large, beautiful, flowering mango tree. As they were getting ready, we sang the hymns together!
|For now they must stay in the city proper to tract and teach! They are such fine young men with powerful spirits and strong testimonies! They are an inspiration to be around!|
|They are not complainers! They always come with kind and loving hearts seeking the truth! There is always a spirit of love and acceptance when we gather together!! Father in Heaven freely lends His spirit!|
When we commissioned the chapel to be remodeled (two rooms into one large room), we didn't know that it would fill up so quickly. This little chapel is nearly full each Sunday and we always have new, smiling faces!! Father has been preparing many of His children for a long time!! This IS the time for Africa!!!