Thursday, September 1, 2011

Great Things Come in Threes!

First, On August 21, 2011, Kissy Chapel was dedicated by Elder Joseph Sitati of the Seventy (1st counselor in West Africa Area Presidency).  Second, the Freetown District became two: Freetown East and Freetown with new district presidents called.  We now have three districts in Sierra Leone.  Third, everyone was blessed to receive spiritual instruction from Elder Sitati who presided.
The missionaries helped prepare the programs for Freetown District Conference and also played the keyboard for all the meetings.
We had an Open House the day prior for VIP's.  It was well attended with lots of questions answered.  Because the Freetown District was so large, we held two District Conferences in separate buildings in Freetown.

Elder Sitati and Sister Sitati looking at the program Sunday morning with President Roggia.  We put chairs outside in order to provide seating for the 970 who attended.
Latter-day Saints leaving after the dedication and district division.
It was a wonderful gathering.
Elder Sitati with the new Freetown East District Presidency.  The Freetown East District President is President Kpullum.(center)
We then drove over to the Miata Hall to attend the second portion of the Freetown District Conference and complete the district division.  We had 690 there. There was a joyful spirit !
Elder Sitati with the new Freetown District  presidency.  President Swarray (center) is now the district president.

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