Four new Mormon missionaries have arrived in Cayman to “preach the gospel, share their beliefs and serve local people.”
The four women – Sister Maranda Christiansen and Sister Caitlin Tominey from Utah in the U.S., Sister Blessing Mashabela from South Africa and Sister Leonie Coleman from Jamaica – are the first female missionaries to come to Cayman since the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived on the island in 1982.
Murray Johnson, president of the Cayman branch, said, “We welcome these new sister missionaries to our island and we extend an invitation to all to host, befriend and invite them to share with you and your families a message of peace, hope, love and redemption based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
“These missionaries are young, between 19 and 24. They voluntarily go out to the entire world leaving their homes, families and schooling for a period of 18 to 24 months and cover their own expenses just because they want to share this special message about Jesus.”
The four missionaries will remain on island for several months before potentially being transferred to another country.
The church had around 90,000 missionaries doing similar work in 170 countries across the world.
They can be contacted at 925-2541 or 938-5337.