War Delayed Baptism
Yesib found the Church in the Ivory Coast. He was taught the
gospel by missionaries and had decided to be baptized. Unfortunately, before he could be baptized,
war broke out in the Ivory
Coast and the missionaries were pulled out
of the country and missionary work suspended.
As war raged in the Ivory Coast, Yesib also decided he
must leave. In each new place he moved he looked for the Church. Finally, after moving to South Africa,
he overheard a member of the Church in Rosettenville telling others about the
Church. Since that day, Yesib has
attended Church weekly. One Sunday, the
taxi he normally takes to church left him without transportation. Rather than miss church,
Yesib walked for four hours until he found the Church.
Yesib has been re-taught the Gospel – this time in
English. Now three years later, his
desire to be baptized has been realized.