Ask “Who is missing?”

“If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?” (Matthew 18:12).

A band of twelve members from Malden, Massachusetts gathered weekly after church to ask: “Who could have been here today that didn’t come?” As they brought new people in, the location of this after-church conversation progressed from a living room, to a rented storefront and on to a rented hall. After eight years, as members of a ward they grew, that band attended the dedication of a place to call home: their own chapel.

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