3 New Branches in Sierra RutileIn our last post we documented the creation of the new Moyamba Branch. This past Sunday we created 3 more new branches, this time in the Sierra Rutile area. What a day. We left Bo at 5am, before sunrise, to get to Mogbuemo for their 9:00am meeting. During the Sacrament meeting the new branch was created by our Mission President, President Clawson. Here you see those in attendance. Brother Conteh, the leader of the home group was called to be the new Branch President.
After the Sacrament meeting was over, President and Sister Clawson hurried on to the next home group while President Robin Taylor and Elder Sherwood and Brother Vandi stayed behind to set apart the newly called positions. We then went on to Moriba Town for the next Sacrament meeting at 11:00am.
At Moriba town there were well over 100 people in attendance so there was standing room only for that branch creation. Brother Jumu was called to be the new Branch President. There is no picture because the rain was so heavy we did not get one. Again President and Sister Clawson left to go to the next branch meeting while we stayed behind to set people apart. We then went to Mosenesee Jct for that home group Sacrament meeting at 1pm.
Here we created the 3rd of the new branches. Brother Bannister was called to be the new Branch President. Below you see a picture of the adults and a separate one of the children who were present.
What an exciting day for these three new branches in these 3 villages.We left about 3pm and had a 4 hour drive home. It was dark when we got to our apartment. It was a long but satisfying day.
Now that these branches are created, the missionaries can begin teaching and baptizing. There are two sets of missionaries living in Moriba Town. They will be working in all 3 branches.