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Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica

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  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    July 21, 2014 9:34 a.m.

    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.

  • KDahl Burbank, CA
    July 20, 2014 12:01 p.m.

    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?

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    July 19, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    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.

  • 1.96 Standard Deviations OREM, UT
    July 17, 2014 10:30 p.m.

    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!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 17, 2014 9:39 p.m.

    Even more thrilled the church doesn't control much of Jamaica.

  • Savethewest Grouse Creek, UT
    July 17, 2014 6:50 p.m.

    Thrilled about the story of the church in Jamaica.