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Latter Day Saints add facelift to public library

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) gathered in a show of solidarity to paint the third floor of the Library Services Department in Flemming Street yesterday, November 2, 2013. Photo: VINO
Branch President, Mr Larry Lyerly, related that the day was designated as a day for rendering service back to the community. Photo: VINO
Branch President, Mr Larry Lyerly, related that the day was designated as a day for rendering service back to the community. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
Volunteers at work during the painting project yesterday at the Library Services Department. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) gathered in a show of solidarity to paint the third floor of the Library Services Department in Flemming Street yesterday, November 2, 2013.

Branch President, Mr Larry Lyerly, related that the day was designated as a day for rendering service back to the community, “The Caribbean identified this day (Nov. 2) as the day when we should let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven.”

The North Carolina native said the opportunity arose for the group to assist the public library with an area that they plan to expand their services into. The group worked from 10 A.M.-2 P.M.

According to Mr Lyerly, there has been a longstanding relationship between the two entities over the years and the Mormons have been involved in several initiatives in conjunction with the library. 

“When the library learnt that we had identified a day which we would like to give service back to the community, they said we have a great opportunity,” he related.

Nineteen persons turned up to volunteer their services for the project yesterday and Mr Lyerly noted that the library did a wonderful job of having the right materials while the church supplied the manpower.

Other groups of Mormons also carried out similar volunteer activities in several other Caribbean countries including the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St Vincent, St Kitts among others.

Speaking on the issue of volunteerism in the community, Lyerly said that he felt it was important not just for Mormons, but also for community members in general to know that we are all blessed to live in a beautiful place and should keep in mind that in order to keep it that way and make it a wonderful place to live, we all need to consider taking opportunities to give back to the community and to give back service to organisations such as the library.

Lyerly said he has been involved in volunteer work for a very long time including working with Habitat for Humanity in various parts of Africa.

“Volunteerism is something that has its rewards, it brings benefits back to oneself [and]it builds your feeling of self-worth and self-esteem…” he added.

7 Responses to “Latter Day Saints add facelift to public library”

  • Concern 1 (03/11/2013, 09:44) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    way to go Mormons . thanks for giving back we always appreciate it. Remember God moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.Your ways are not mines but with God's grace there's so much we can do to help ourselves and others.
  • ?? (03/11/2013, 14:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this mitt romney's church??
  • more money (03/11/2013, 19:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    well saw a million churches in the BVI
  • Local (03/11/2013, 19:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks guys. Locals should be ashamed. All they do is complain everyday and do nothing for the country unless they getting paid.
    • Tim (04/11/2013, 10:32) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      The nerve of you to make such a statement. You are one of those locals who can only criticize but not praise when one does riight or help the community.
  • weed (04/11/2013, 07:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    faher god coming for he world
  • notes (04/11/2013, 08:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dear Mormons,
    Can I now enter heaven as a freeman?
    Sincerely,
    Blackman


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