Bright smiles and warm hearts welcomed guests to The Indian Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Open House for the new Whitefield Branch. Even the monsoon thunder showers couldn’t dampen the excitement as members welcomed the surrounding community to view their new place of worship. As they toured the building, visitors felt the warm and inviting spirit of Jesus Christ. Many commented on the peaceful feeling they experienced as they walked through the wonderful new facility.
This newly completed beautiful building is nestled in the midst of global technology companies, world hospitals, and renowned education facilities, convention centers and upscale apartments. Amidst all these wonderful surroundings, the Church has not only opened its doors to the community for the open house, but all visitors are welcome anytime. Its peaceful, calming presence is a much welcomed addition to this business center of activity in White Field.
As members escorted guests through the various rooms in the building used for worship and classes, many made positive comments. Ravish, age 20, a visitor commented, “It’s awesome! I experienced a peaceful feeling”. Nikita, age 19, said, “This is the first time I have come to this Church. It is nice to see women are encouraged here. I can refresh myself every week coming here”. Finally, Suresh, age 35, commented, “Coming from a non-Christian background, this visit helped me to understand the significant contribution of Jesus Christ to mankind.”
The new Whitefield Road Branch is located on the main road to Whitefield. Legend has it when the British settled in this locality they saw great fields of beautiful white flowers. They accordingly named the place Whitefield. The flowers may be gone but this beautiful white building stands just as impressive to those who first cast their eyes on it. It is a monument to peace, worship, and to the life changing teachings of Jesus Christ.