|Liberia's newest member group, November 4, 2018|
Gbarnga, Bong County
|Greeting and inviting Gbarnga residents|
On Sunday, September 30, I was attending a member devotional in the Paynesville Stake with the visiting Temple President and Matron from Ghana. At the end of the meeting, a Brother Kabedeh came up, introduced himself as a former Paynesville branch president and a police commander who was being transferred to Gbarnga on November 1 and asked how soon the Church would be coming there. I told him we needed to talk.
|Inviting people to attend the creation of the Gbarnga member group|
|Creating the Gbarnga Group|
By this time we were in the middle of zone conferences and everything was happening fast. The right answer would be that the Area Presidency’s approval came just before I signed the first check and the lease, so we will probably leave it at that. The next weekend we found a great building on the main road to use as a chapel, signed a lease on that and I let Sayon work his magic.
|Gbarnga elders teaching the gospel in the new chapel.|
This may all sound routine in most areas of the world, but pulling off anything like this in a remote town in Liberia is a concept about six miles down the road from absurd. Until you remember that the Lord is in charge and this is His work.
PS - I LOVE this calling.