Saturday, October 16, 2010

Messima Chapel in Bo

This is the entrance to the Messima chapel in Bo.  It is a rented building.  Hopefully a new chapel will be built in the coming months or year.
President and the missionaries standing at the front of the chapel area next to the pulpit. You can't see them very well but I thought it would give you all a better visual of the rooms. To the left, where it is white---that is the outdoors.  It is an openwall chapel.  See the next pictures.
President looking at the chapel from the other angle.  You can see the open air at the end.  Those of you in America, no matter what your religion, have a good chapel to meet in.  What a blessing that is!  These folks in Sierra Leone and Liberia are humble and are so grateful to have a place to worship.
This is one of the class rooms probably for Sunday School or Relief Society or maybe for Primary children.  They do their best to sweep it clean and to prepare it each Sunday for services.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several well built chapels; but we thought it would be of interest to see what some of the rented buildings look like---until a new permanent building is constructed.

We posted this baptismal font on the other post.  This is a better view of it.  The cover is easily pulled off.  See the steps up to the top of the font?  The elders were sad to see the water level so low (because they had just filled it the day before) and were trying to find out why it lost water.  Either the water evaporated, it has a leak or someone needed some water for their own use... 
Elder Gunderson's (in the middle) solution to the low water issue: rain dance!

1 comment:

lovshinmom said...

These people are always so grateful for their few blessings.
Helps me to look around and count my blessings.