'Defenders of the Faith'
Don't they look official?
Here are a few of the Elders from the Logan Town Zone in the Bushrod Island District.
(L to R - Elders Humpherys, Zaugg, Price, Bowring, and Guymon.)
As these Elders were getting ready to leave after Saturday's baptism, we noticed they all had on their sunglasses...well, we needed a picture of that! Saturday was the nicest baptism we've been to here in Liberia. The missionaries had made some changes to make it an even nicer meeting than usual. We were glad we were there.
Here are some pictures of the Logan Town Branch building where Elder Berrett and I have been assigned to attend.
Our truck is the only one parked at the church on Sundays. The members either walk or have to pay to ride a motorcycle taxi to get to church. The road in front of the building is full of deep potholes which fill up with water when it rains. It's quite the adventure just getting to church!
Notice the roof and shutters on the windows. There is no glass in the windows and no electricity or running water in the building. When it rains, the ceiling leaks and the members just slide over on the benches so they won't get wet. The branch will be fasting this next Fast Sunday that we can find a new building for them to meet in. Please join with us in our fast. These humble and devoted members of the church need a better place to meet.
Update - It rained so hard at church yesterday, that the rain hitting the zinc roof sounded like a freight train. The ceiling started to leak - really leak - emptying the first two rows of benches. Rain was blowing in the windows so they shut the shutters and boy, was it dark. We could barley make out the white shirts of those setting up front. Because there's no sound system, we could not hear the speaker. Everyone just sat quietly, trying to listen. I never realized before the humble circumstances that many of the members attend church in each week. I love these Logan Town members.
Elder Berrett used the timer on our camera to get this picture of the chairs, us, and our first Institute Marriage Preparation Class. You should have seen him run to get into place before the camera took the picture!! (He's not slowing down at all.) We are all holding our Student Manuals. We teach twice a week in two different locations. These classes keep us on our toes.