The Elders have been working very hard for many months in the Masai Branch, but have not met with much success with new converts. They have reactivated several people, and continue to do that. A few months ago, as the Elders were trying to find a less-active member, they were spotted by a sweet woman, who is a member of the church,
from Sarawak, in East Malaysia.
She is here in Masai taking care of grandchildren while the parents work.
She was so excited to see them and expressed her desire to come to church,
but she had no way to get there.
The Elders arranged for one of our members to come by each
Sunday and pick her up for church.
This went on for a few weeks and then with subsequent visits from the missionaries, the three children in the family expressed a desire to come to church.
They enjoyed Primary very much.
Soon the whole family were taking the missionary lessons.
On Saturday, October 14, five members of the family were baptized. This was the first baptism in our new Masai Chapel.
As you can see, the baptismal font is in the small kitchen.
It was rather crowded, but it worked and was a wonderful occasion for this branch.
Alicsia, Tiam (the mom), Febian, Jenis & Cheryl
Elder Gara and Elder Bowler are very happy
Grandma, Sis Enum is so proud of her family.
One of the rewards of serving a mission.
Such a great day!!
This is a beautiful family!
They will be a wonderful addition to the branch.
Many members of the branch came to support this family as they were baptized
members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints