Firemen of the Cheshire Fire Department came to the Macclesfield congregation recently and attended the Aaronic Priesthood meetings which were hosted by the Young Men.
During the Aaronic Priesthood lesson time, the Macclesfield Ward Young Men shared their testimonies and each taught a principle of the gospel. The missionaries, who were also attending the class, then shared the experience of the First Vision and introduced the Book of Mormon.
After the lesson, the firemen were given a tour of the chapel and introduced to the Priesthood, Relief Society and Primary classes. Each class gave a short introduction about who they were and what they had been discussing in their lessons.
A couple of the firemen who had served in the area for over 20 years, commented that they had seen the Church building many times but had never known about the Church or what happens inside. Afterwards the firemen allowed each of the excited primary children and youth to climb into the fire engine and shared information on the equipment they use. Before they left each fireman received a copy of the Book of Mormon with a personal note signed by each young man.
The opportunity for inviting the fireman came from a prompting from the Ward Mission Leader, Dan Rogers, who suggested to the young men they invite them to Church after they had visited the Fire Station on a previous youth night.
It was a wonderful spiritual experience hearing young men bear testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel to such valuable members of the community.