Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Kru Town

We've now been assigned to the New Kru Town Branch.  
Our Branch President is President F. Nyenswah Doe Sr.
Our first Sunday in the Branch, President Doe shook our hands and said, "Welcome home."  I got a little teary when he said that.  

This is the front of our building.  It does have some electricity or they use a very loud generator.  There are lights, ceiling fans, a microphone (some Sundays), and an electric keyboard (also on some Sundays) that 2 young people in the branch know how to play. 

The building on the side is where Primary, the Literacy Class and, Young Women's in held.

These are the Sister Missionaries that serve in New Kru Town.
Sister Iwenofu and Sister Okeke

 Here's the New Kru Town Elders, Elder Farewell and Elder Conners, pushing one of the branch's newest members to church.

Here's inside the Primary Room.  Today there were 52 children in Primary - in this one little room.  That is Sister Ibra, the 1st counselor, singing with the children.  I was very impressed by the number of Primary songs this little Primary knows.  They've already learned the new song for this year - 'The Family is of God' - and can loudly sing all 4 verses.  That's quite an accomplishment when you realize that they have not actually heard the music.  They've only heard Sister Dennis sing it to them a few times and she knows it by having it sung to her at a District Primary Meeting.

Meet one of the Primary children - Princess.  She's all decked out for church.

A little girl named Ida was sitting next to me today.  She wanted to hold my hand.  (When I saw this picture, I thought what's my mom's hand doing at the end of my arm?)  She also rubbed the skin on my arm and felt my hair.  We decided our skin felt the same - just a different color.  But our hair, felt very different.

The people of New Kru Town are very faithful.  They fill the chapel each Sunday.  And I mean fill!  I don't think we could have fit one more person on the benches.  The branch continues to grow.  There is a confirmation almost every Sunday.  We are loving our new branch and are grateful for the chance to serve there.


  1. Your hand does look like grandma's. It's great to see the church growing in New Kru Town.

  2. I love hearing about the members faithful!! I wish you could send a video clip of those sweet Primary kids, I'd LOVE to hear them sing!! Your blog is awesome Mom, keep up the good work!

  3. This is beautiful, Lorene! I love hearing about their primary!

  4. The picture of your hands with that little girl is so special. I love hearing about all the stories, especially about the Primary. Thank you for all these wonderful posts. Love you so much.

  5. your hand looks JUST like gma's. I loved how her hands were, very comforting. :)

  6. I can't think of a better compliment than to have your mom's hands. They were some of the gentlest hands I've ever known. I am SO impressed by this primary! I would LOVE to hear them sing (and to give them hugs!). Such special children.