news/print/gabon-country- dedication-in-ancient-forest? lang=eng&country=afe
This is a huge event in our mission. We will be sending missionaries here, hopefully this transfer. It is an exciting time for our American Elders. They will now be able to serve in 4 different places within our mission.
Elder/Sister Moody have been there preparing a place for the missionaries to live.
Sister Cook told of this dedication. It had been raining the night before. Walking along the trail, there were trees strewn along the path. Elder Bednar mentioned the fact that the adversary was doing his best to stop this dedication from taking place. As they sang and had a prayer, a ray of sunshine broke through the clouds and highlighted the spot where Elder Bednar was standing.
Elder Bednar bore a powerful witness to the gardener and botanist who were their guides. He bore a powerful testimony to them that he was an Apostle of the Lord and invited them to stay and be witnesses to what was about to happen.
Just as he started the prayer, President Cook told us that leaves started to fall from the trees. At a closer look, they weren't leaves, but butterflies.
Miracles were seen as the government gave permission for this work to go forth, after many efforts for the last 10 years. We are all celebrating this glorious event. It certainly confirms who is in charge and that "nothing can stop the work from progressing". How exciting to be part of that work.