Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Building a Church While Building the Ward

Hello Dear Reader,
Soon after Grandpa (Wesley) Carter was called as bishop he found himself once again facing the building of a new ward chapel just as he had done in Provo a decade earlier. But this was a little different. Under the Church Building Missionary Program young men in Great Britain were called to serve as building missionaries. When it was determined where a chapel was to be built it became the local members' responsibility to provide housing, food, and clothing along with a small sustance wage for these missionaries. The idea was to give these young men the opportunity to serve while teaching them the gospel and a trade. Brother Golden Stettler from Logan, Utah was called to serve as a project supervisor and soon arrived with his wife and family. They were assigned to the Paisley Ward building and moved across the street from Grandpa and Grandma.

Grandpa and Grandma, while on a mission themselves and still supporting Kent on his proselyting mission, took one of the building missionaries into their home and began a long series of activities in the ward to raise money for clothing and wages for all of the building missionaries working on the Paisley Ward chapel.
Aunt Genni

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