A wonderful celebration of song and dance filled the Christiansborg Stake Center to honor New Horizon Special School founder, Mrs. Salome Francois, and thank families.
The remote village of Nyagbo Fiafe now has clean water thanks to the hard work and generosity of loving friends.
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Senior missionaries make a significant difference in the life of a young disabled brother
Young Women camp is an opportunity for young women to draw closer to Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, serve others, build friendships and unity and learn leadership and outdoor skills.
If indeed “work won’t kill but worry will”, then the solution proposed by our leaders today, by establishing Self-Reliance as an integral part of the definition of every true Latter-day Saint, can be compared to the “brass serpent” of old.
A seminary student, Bassey Conteh, said “as for me, I am so proud to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each time I hear non-members expressing gratitude for this gift (the spring box), I feel like telling them it is my Church”.
Christmas celebrations in West Africa bring Wards and Branches together to enjoy fellowshipping, fun, and in particular, focusing on the Savior – His birth and our love for Him as the Redeemer of the world.
Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide for the spiritual and temporal well-being of ourselves and of our families. As we learn and apply the principles of self-reliance in our homes and communities, we have opportunities to care for the poor and needy and to help others become self-reliant so they can endure times of adversity.
“How does one store enough for a year when there is barely enough for the month?” many wonder; but Bishop Ansah-Arthur was not deterred. He determined that to motivate the members to obey this directive, he first had to set the example by living that principle himself.
“Sister Cooper, Accra Ghana temple missionary saw that simple fabric temple bags could be presented to each sister as they receive their own endowments.”
Our members’ religious faith and Church service have taught them how to work in cooperative efforts to benefit the larger community. Because of this, Latter-day Saint volunteers are in great demand in education, local government, charitable causes, and countless other efforts that call for high skills in cooperative efforts and unselfish sacrifice of time and means.