Monday, June 3, 2013

Elder Serafine did a great job accompanying the missionary choir for Freetown Stake conference on June 2nd. It's the first stake conference for the church's 3,000th stake.

This is the Miatta Center in Freetown where stake conference was held. This picture is fuzzy because the room was dark. The brilliancy of the lights in the picture is misleading. The room and the foyer ended up being packed with 950 in attendance. Sister Lauritzen led the missionary choir which was sitting in the balcony at the back of the hall. We could barely hear the organ and I think the people in front could barely hear us. But it was a great conference. President and Sister Roggia bore their testimonies and left a charge with the people to be committed to Christ and to be faithful going forward. The Roggias have been here three years and leave at the end of this month. They have seen 6,000 new converts in their area of responsibility and the establishment of the first stake in Sierra Leone ... an amazing legacy. Everyone here will miss them.

1 comment:

  1. And, I am sure that Bro. and Sis. Lauritzen will be credited in heaven with making a large contribution to those 6000 converts -- or at least to 1/3 of them.

    How I admire you two.