"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Three East London Wards Split to Make Four Wards
Today we had the opportunity to attend church where the 1st, 2nd, 3rd East London wards of the East London Stake met together. The purpose for this special meeting was to create a new 4th ward. The meetings began with Priesthood/Relief Society, followed by Sunday School with Sacrament meeting last. The Aaronic Priesthood did a good job of blessing and passing the sacrament to a large group of members who extended into the hall - like a mini stake conference.
It was wonderful to watch the process and feel the special spirit attending with us as we viewed the Hastening of the Work first hand. President Bell, President Van Heerden and President Mangwane did a wonderful job of presenting the new ward boundaries. I took a picture of the map used during the presentation of the new ward boundaries so I could help the missionaries understand where the changes will take place.