We are pleased to announce that the 100th stake in the West Africa Area will likely be created in the later part of June 2018. The exact stake is yet to be determined as we wait for final approval from Salt Lake.
The creation of the 100th stake in the Africa West Area is cause for grateful celebration. We invite all Latter-day Saints to celebrate this miracle of growth and to invite their friends and neighbors to join with us. This celebration will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the creation of the first stake in West Africa and with the 40th anniversary of the June 8, 1978 revelation on priesthood, when the Church officially began in West Africa. We ask that each stake and district of the Church organize and conduct activities and events to take place from June 8 through June 25, 2018.
We ask each stake/District Presidency should appoint a committee to plan a celebration appropriate for their specific unit. In some areas, stakes may wish to join together for a multi-stake event when approved by the responsible Area Seventy.
We look forward to a very spiritual and uplifting celebration.