No one in this community has a vehicle. The dirt road is challenging, with deep ruts created by teams of zebu pulling high, two-wheeled wagons. Several years ago, one of the families who lived in Sarodroa moved away. In their new community, they were approached by the missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and several members of the family were baptized. In 2009, they moved back to Sarodroa. The nearest LDS church was many kilometers away and there were no other members nearby.
Because the mode of transportation was either by walking or riding in a wood wagon drawn by a zebu team, they decided to meet together in a home. The number of members started to increase, and in 2011, it officially became a branch. The Saints wanted to have a church closer to them because they soon outgrew the home where they were meeting. These members were willing to build their own facility if the Church could provide them with the building materials.
In 2013, the small wooden church was built. It had small vented windows, a dirt floor, and a tin roof that kept them dry from the storms. This facility offered them peace and security since there is no organized village, just scattered farmhouses with no running water or electricity. The members loved their little wooden church and were willing to give of their time and talents as they shared their testimonies of Christ.
'Members are practising temporal and spiritual self-reliance by providing for themselves,” commented Brother Ted Nielsen, who visited their finished building. He believes that their faith, hard work, money management, and service to others demonstrate these principles. They have learned how to work, make bricks, grow vegetables, and plant rice gardens. They take care of their temporal needs as well as their social, emotional, and spiritual needs. He continued, “There is a very spiritual feeling when you visit this area because the members are truly examples of the gospel in action.”