Elder and Sister Renlund talk with Mormon youth in Africa

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth, hosted a regional Face to Face event Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Source: LDS Newsroom

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New Ghana Missionary Training Center completed

Visitors are welcome to attend an open house at the newly completed Ghana Missionary Training Center (MTC) located in Accra through August 12, 2017. Tours run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and tickets are not required. The new facility will be dedicated October 24, 2017.

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New district in Nigeria

The Church organized a new district in central Nigeria on July 16th. The Otukpo Nigeria District was organized from the Otukpo Branch – a former mission branch in the Nigeria Enugu Mission. Two new branches were also created at the same time that the district was organized. Thus, the new district includes the following three branches: the Otukpo 1st, Otukpo 2nd, and Otukpo 3rd Branches. The Otukpo Nigeria District is the Church’s first district to be organized in Benue State (population: 5.6 million).

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New stake in South Africa

The Church organized a new stake in Eastern Cape Province on July 9th. The Mdantsane South Africa Stake was organized from a division of the East London South Africa Stake. The new stake includes the following five wards: the East London 2nd, King Williams Town, Mdantsane 1st, Mdantsane 2nd, and Mdantsane 3rd Wards.

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10 new stakes to be created in West Africa during rest of 2017

A recent article on the Ghana Mormon Newsroom site indicates that the Church in West Africa expects to organize 10 new stakes in the Africa West Area before the end of 2017.

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First branch created in Mali

The first official branch in Mali was organized on July 9. . . . The Bamako Branch was organized under the administration of the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission. Local members report that the first branch president is not a Malian native, but rather an African from another West African country.

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New district in South Africa

The Church organized a new district in northeastern South Africa on July 2nd. The Polokwane South Africa District was organized from a division of the Tzaneen South Africa District. The new district includes the following three branches: the Mokopane, Polokwane, and Seshego Branches.

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