Oakdale finally was cleared to have a new meeting place. The work had gone so well in baptizing, reactivation and retention that they had outgrown their little building. The church purchased a funeral home for them to fix up for a meeting house. It was ideal, but required a lot of work. The branch set to work and painted, scrubbed, and built, until it was sparkling and worthy of anyone to come and worship there. The missionaries had an open house for the community. They passed out flyers and extended special invitations to community leaders. They had a progressive instruction from room to room teaching about Prophets, the role of the Savior, the apostacy and Restoration. They did a beautiful job. They had a small turn out but those of us that were there, felt the spirit in abundance. We know our Heavenly Father was pleased with their hard work.Bishop Hazleton and his daughter getting the refreshments ready.
Elder Christiansen and elder Willmuth teaching about the Apostacy
Sister Aka and the Zone Leaders Elder Lambert, and Elder Rueckart teaching about the Restoration. I loved their creativity in making it feel like the Sacred Grove