The newly organized Societe de Secours, (Relief Society) in the Branche de Bujumbura held their very first R. S. Activity last Saturday, 13 March 2011. I was invited to be a part of this activity!
I was honored to share with these 15 sisters that were able to attend, words from Sister Julie B. Beck. She said,"(In Relief Society) We don't plan anything; we don't do ANYTHING that is outside of the Lord's work of salvation."
These women in this branche are amazing! They are very tender-hearted and deal with much opposition in their lives. They love their Savior, Jesus Christ, and are trying to learn His ways in His restored church on the earth and also newly restored in their country of Burundi!
|They are as beautiful inside as they are on the outside. They are truly daughters of our Heavenly Father.|
|We then moved out onto the back porch of the chapel to bake the bread the conventional African way. I have never cooked with charbon (like charcoal), so I was very interested to see how they bake without an oven.|
|The counsel from the First Presidency states," We realize that some of you may not have financial resources or space for such storage. We encourage you to store as much as circumstances allow."|
|"Relief Society...is established by the Lord to bless His daughters. The Lord knows who you are... He will strengthen and magnify you." Julie B. Beck|