KDahl,No, it’s an indication of the level of poverty in
Jamaica and the inability of most people to travel the long distances required
to meet an apostle, even for something that important.
It was surprising to me that fewer than 15% of Jamaican LDS attended the
organizing of their first stake by an apostle from SLC. Is that an indication of
the activity level of 5,400 members?
As someone of partial Jamaican parentage and descent, it is disappointing
(though not surprising) that the Church has been the victim of so much
persecution, discrimination, and deliberate deceit by other churches on the home
island of my father. However, I am grateful and proud that the Lord has
nevertheless permitted the work to go forward and enabled the Church to grow to
its current levels in spite of all the opposition that it has faced. Great
things are in store for the people of Jamaica, as they allow the Gospel to bless
their lives in its Fullness. I look forward to returning there some day to do
family history work, and maybe missionary work as well.
What an inspirational article and movie clip! After reading/watching something
like this, I realize I have so little faith compared to these stalwart pioneers.
What tremendous examples they are!
Even more thrilled the church doesn't control much of Jamaica.
Thrilled about the story of the church in Jamaica.