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Starting in January 2019, copies of the Liahona, the international magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will arrive with a new addition.
Beginning in January 2019, children will complete Primary and youth will progress from one class or quorum to another as age-groups, instead of on their birthdays.
Light The World Week 2
Light The World Week 1
Light The World Week 3
Light The World Week 4
Invitation: Be a part of creating the new global hymnbook and children’s songbook.
The Lagos Nigeria Temple will be the second temple in Nigeria and the ninth in Africa.
President Nelson Discusses Correcting the Name of the Church, Focusing on the Home, Gathering Israel.
Adjustments will be made to Sunday meeting schedule in January 2019
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have approved new policies regarding responsibilities of those serving in elders quorum and Relief Society presidencies.
The name modification, which drops the long-standing word 'Mormon,' follows an August 2018 statement by President Russell M. Nelson requesting the use of the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the choir’s sponsoring organization.
Nigeria Ibadan Mission
Official Latter-day Saint history published in 14 languages
“…and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them…”
President Nelson Stresses the Importance of the Name of the Savior's Church.
Meet the Leaders of the Africa West Area
Moral Agency: A Precious Gift
How the 1978 revelation blessed me and my family.
How Ghanaian Church Members Risked Imprisonment for Their Faith.
“A man (or woman) in whom there is no guile”.
Five Things the Prophet Invites All Youth to Do Now.
The essence of this program is to increase skills and the production of home basic needs to become Self-Reliant.
We prayed for the Lord to help us keep his day holy by providing our needs from Monday to Saturday.
The Conakry Guinea Branch was created in June 2017 under the direction of Elder Terence M. Vinson, Africa West Area President.
President Ewudzie, 2nd Counselor in the Stake Presidency shared a gospel message on “Repentance, A Key to Spiritual Growth”
“We were enlightened as we discussed the importance of the Temple, Eternal families, Marrying in the Covenant, and the eternal perspective view of things and much more”.
In order to provide as many scholarships as possible, applications for studies at public universities and training centers will be given a higher priority.
Did You Miss Handel’s “Messiah” with the Tabernacle Choir? Watch Here
Elder Edward Dube returns as second counselor, with Elder Marcus B Nash ( President), and Elder Larry S Kacher as First Counselor.
Honesty and Integrity
'A new and holier approach to Christlike caring for others and helping meet their spiritual and temporal needs'.
Church members give service to local communities.
Learn More about Latter-day Saint Temples and Temple Dedications
Learn How Miracles Are an Important Part of Mormon History
Service Brings Joy to Ghana Young Adults
Learn about How We Got the Book of Mormon
Students from five Universities gathered for Annual LDSSA Summit.
I bear my testimony that everything the Lord has planned for our sake will come to pass.
A great miracle took place as soon as we got to Accra.
Nineteen university students attended and started the evening with a fun get-to-know-you activity.
Church president will be joined by his wife, Wendy, and Elder and Sister Holland.
Modeste Kpandonou of Benin shares missionary experience and the use of Sacred funds.
Niambe Mathias Niambe of Ivory Coast recounts his missionary experience.
Uche Kalu of Nigeria exhorts members of missionary age to serve first.
Brother Ake, Ikechukwu Felix recounts his Conversion Story in Nigeria.
Learn More about the Son of God and Creator of the World
Hold up Your Light That It May Shine
'And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven...'
“The Growth of the Church in West Africa”
Five new missions will open in 2018; 19 others will merge with other missions
Africa West Area Plan 2017
President Uchtdorf gets new assignment
Members are invited to participate in a live message from President Russell M. Nelson on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Find job preparation materials & Apply for the workshop here.
Business Improvement and Graduate Recruitment/Internship programs
President and Sister Allen will succeed President Scott M. Brubaker and Sister Rebecca Brubaker in the leadership role of the MTC.
Returned Missionaries Embark on Temple Trip
A Call to Lighten Burdens.
'A Wise King Once Said ....... '
Download Calendar to #LightTheWorld by serving those in need.
'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' (Matthew 22:39)
'All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.' (Matthew 7:12)
'I was a stranger and ye took me in.' (Matthew 25:35)
'[I was] naked and ye clothed me.' (Matthew 25:36)
'Honour thy father and thy mother.' (Matthew 15:4)
'Ye must watch and pray always.' (3 Nephi 18:15)
'Freely ye have received freely give.' (Matthew 10:8)
'Judge not, that ye be not judged.' (Matthew 7:1)
'I was sick and ye visited me.' (Matthew 25:36)
'Suffer the little children to come unto me.' (Mark 10:14)
'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.' (Matthew 5:44)
'I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.' (Matthew 25:35)
'Forgive men their trespasses.' (Matthew 6:14)
'A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.' (Luke 12:15)
'For I was an hungered and ye gave me meat.' (Matthew 25:35)
'Ye shall meet together oft.' (3 Nephi 18:22)
'I was in prison and ye came unto me.' (Matthew 25:36)
'Rejoice, and be exceeding glad.' (Matthew 5:12)
'Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.' (Matthew 12:12)
'Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life.' (John 5:39)
'Blessed are they that mourn.' (Matthew 5:4)
'For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.' (Matthew 6:21)
'That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.' (3 Nephi 27:21)
'Blessed are the merciful.' (Matthew 5:7)
'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.' (Matthew 5:16)
It was fun to see how the brothers exhibited their cooking skills.
'It is apparent that the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ brings order, peace, and hope to places and people everywhere'.
Koforidua Stake Relief Society hosted its very successful annual Food Bazaar.
'I took the challenge to read about the Book of Mormon.'
“Be Strong and Courageous in Christ”
' I could not believe it, but God had blessed me with my sight again.'
Adjorman, Teshie Wards YSA enjoy a Family Home Evening activity together.
Four brothers lead their youngest brother to the waters of baptism.
A brother surprises his family with good news.
President Vinson joins members in Cote d'Ivoire in the opening ceremony of the 2-month celebration to commemorate the formation of their first stake
A group of youth from Côte d'Ivoire traveled to meet an Apostle of the Lord
Elder Stanfill reflects on the remarkable time he has spent in Africa with the African Saints.
Twins testify of Tithing
Check out the new timelines showing the history of the Church in Ghana and Nigeria
A brother is inspired to act after studying the 2017 Area Plan.
Each of us is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents.
A sister shares her experience with the law of Tithing.
The North Ridge Ward cleans up Adabraka Polyclinic
The Tamale Stake had fun while serving.
Teshie Stake brings over 230 members to serve at Nungua community for the All Africa Service Day.
Click here to watch this Face to Face event for youth on the African continent featuring Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife, Ruth, on August 5, 2017.
Learn of six truths about the law of tithing that will bring you greater understanding.
Six new mission presidents arrived in the Africa West Area this month
YSA from two stakes in Ghana join in a visit to the Accra Temple, devotional and getting-to-know you activities.
Stake leaders and bishops receive training from YSA missionaries and get to know the YSA in their units.
A missionary relates what he has learned about sharing the gospel.
'It is so important for all of God’s children to understand that what brings us to repentance is hope and faith in the Savior and in His power to save us through His Atonement for our sins.'
The Church created its first branch in the African country of Guinea , according to
The Africa West Area Presidency-presiding leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa - has announced an open house of the newly constructed Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Accra, Ghana, from August 7 through August 12, 2017.
A sister overcomes obstacles and discovers miracles
The devotional was held under the theme ‘Encouraging and Strengthening the Rising Generation’.
'The sort of person we become in our lifetime will entirely depend upon on how honest we have been and whether we live our lives with integrity so that the Holy Ghost can sanctify us to make us better, more holy, more like Christ.'
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 Winneba Young Single Adults enjoyed a devotional with Elder and Sister Pierce, YSA senior missionaries, and received counsel on ways to make their activities more effective.
The Ashaiman Stake YSAs learned all about and how to use their new app.
See all the General Authorities and General Officers of the Church in this updated chart.
The Nsawam Branch of Ofankor Ghana Stake hosted a group of 18 accounting students from Brigham Young University Provo for a YSA Devotional.
The most amazing part of the trip was the wonder of the Lord’s creation- the Wli Waterfalls.
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Ruth Lybbert Renlund will address youth in Africa during a live Face to Face event on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
Read the May 2017 Liahona General Conference Addresses Online now!
Find great ideas for your personal study of the General Conference Addresses
A fun YSA activity gives young people opportunity to get to know each other better.
A choir made up of Pathway students from Ghana provided a special musical number at the Brigham Young University-Idaho Devotional on Tuesday, April 25, in the BYU-Idaho Center.
An overflowing congregation welcomed and sustained the creation of the new Teshie Ghana Stake.
An account of the miraculous conversion of the Augustine Amankwah Family
Even though Friday morning started out with a cloudy sky and rain, it wasn’t enough to stop the young single adults from the various wards of the Kaneshie Stake to meet together at the stake center for their cook off competition
Thanks to a Wheelchair Initiative sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that dream may become reality.
“We came this far through courage, faith, resilience and prayer, I knew we would win because we were honest and united as a team.”
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a message for the 2017 Easter season
The drift away from God is very much like being caught in a riptide in the surf. Anyone can be caught in the current of pride.
Our Area Presidency has invited each of us to be a watchman: we are to make sure that one who is strong in the Spirit takes with him another who needs help, to receive the ordinances of the priesthood and keep the associated covenants.
The La Ward created a Sunday School class for their Young Single Adults with resounding success!
The remote village of Nyagbo Fiafe now has clean water thanks to the hard work and generosity of loving friends.
Family History work involves performing the necessary ordinances on behalf of our deceased ancestors that allows them to receive eternal life
Each of us have the opportunity and responsibility as members of the church to help provide this blessing for our families that haven’t had this opportunity.
History is full of conquerors, but only one of them defeated sin and death forever. Where many have tried, only Christ won lasting peace for His followers. This Easter, find that peace in your life. Watch the videos.
They taught that God is the source of all truth, and we can know and understand His way for us.
This is the lifestyle we should seek versus what popular cultures throughout the world encourage.
By studying the scriptures about Christ, they would be able to walk away from the entanglements of the world. He said, “Jesus is your advocate. He will stand for you.”
Watch or listen to talks from General Conference
A thought-provoking movie sparked a meaningful discussion at this YSA Activity
Find articles, videos, music, and much more at the Youth site on LDS.ORG
'Without the gift of repentance, we cannot experience true joy in this life or in the life to come.'
If faith was the power that moved our pioneer forebears, it was the hope produced by their faith that anchored them.
We are responsible to “instill in our children and grandchildren the same spirit that drove the footsteps of the pioneers.'
David Fosu Asiedu, a member of the Adenta 2nd Ward in Accra, Ghana, shared this history of his family’s membership in the Church in December 2016.
Gain insights from the Doctrine and Covenants about the Father and the Son
Over 90 YSA in the Ashaiman Stake enjoyed a wonderful evening together around a bonfire.
Kasoa YSA are taught by their Stake Presidency and their wives.
The Young Single Adults in the Tema Stake enjoyed a Family Home Evening with a Valentine's Day theme.
Pathway students broaden their horizons through special presentation by Area Self-Reliance Missionaries
The March 4, 2017 Face to Face event with President Henry B. Eyring and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland originated in Palmyra, New York, and focused on the 2017 Mutual Theme.
Young Single Adults in the Kaneshie Stake visit the Temple together
A YSA committee plans for successful activities for their members
Watch inspiring self-reliance success stories from Africa and around the world
The young single adults of the Ashaiman Stake enjoyed a wonderful evening together watching the Worldwide Devotional with President Russell M. Nelson.
A story, told from two points of view, teaches us that the Lord answers our prayers in ways we aren’t aware of
Ghana Cape Coast Mission
Ghana Accra West Mission
Nigeria Lagos Mission
Elder Akinbo reminds us that it takes a lifetime to prepare to meet God.
If we are to be valiant in our testimony of Jesus, we must avoid the stumbling blocks that entrap and impede the progress of many otherwise honorable men and women. Let us determine to always be in His service.
Saints in Togo See Daniel’s Stone Rolling through Own Land  
A lost wallet brings lessons and blessings into the life of both he who mislaid it, and he who recovered and returned it.
Read of one of the many small miracles that show us the Lord loves our missionaries
The importance of music in our life is taught by a Young Women president in the Christiansborg Ward in Ghana
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Elder Steven E. Snow, with his wife Phyllis Snow, and Reid L. Neilson, assistant church historian, visited the Africa West Area on Oct 7, 2016.
Senior missionaries make a significant difference in the life of a young disabled brother
Tell us what being a member of the Church in the Africa West Area means to you
What do pigeons and kola nuts have in common? They are both gifts of honor and respect from African chiefs and were presented to two senior missionary couples upon their meeting.
Share your Photo on our AWA Photo Gallery
The combined efforts of many have made a significant difference in the fight against this terrible disease.
View photos of members throughout the Africa West Area  
Senior Missionaries experience the Lord's promise of protection while visiting Nigeria
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The YSA of Greater Accra were instructed and inspired by our Area President, Terence M. Vinson
The Accra Christiansburg Stake Center was filled with the Spirit on Oct 9, 2016, as members gathered to hear from Elder Steven E. Snow.
A member rejoices in the work being done for her ancestors in a faraway temple.
Meet a member in Accra who is bringing hope for a better life to the young women of Ghana
Elder Stevenson Visits “Beautiful, Resilient” People in West Africa
Link to Worldwide Devotionals for Young Adults
Meet the new president of the Nigeria Abu Temple
Connect to Church Face2Face page for Youth
Francis Kazeh-Anfo returns to Ghana to lead the Temporal Affairs department.
Missionary Training Center
Benin Cotonou Mission
Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission 
Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan West Mission
Accra Ghana Temple Information
Learn about the Africa West Area
Aba Nigeria Temple Information
Ghana Accra Mission
Ghana Kumasi Mission
Liberia Monrovia Mission
Nigeria Benin City Mission
Nigeria Calabar Mission
Nigeria Enugu Mission
Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission
Nigeria Owerri Mission
Sierra Leone Freetown Mission
As we approach General Conference with eagerness and seek for the personal revelation that can come to us as we listen or read, or do both, we can be taught directly by the Spirit ourselves.
A baby makes an unexpected early appearance at the Accra Temple.
Their joy in the music was contagious to all in attendance!
The family should become a societal protective organization and  when the family functions the way God has planned society will be protected.
Elder Stanfill shares lessons taught us from the First Vision
Doctrine and Principles of Marriage Brochure
A new, important resource for teachers will help us learn to teach in the Savior's way.
Brother Essien is a living example of the increased knowledge and understanding that comes through dedicated study of the doctrine, and the goodness it brings into our life.
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.
“It is a serious wrong in the presence of the Almighty for one not to sustain the authorities of the church and then to go away and oppose them and trample underfoot the counsels that they give, and he will be judged of the Lord for it'.
'But now, it’s Africa’s turn, and we will see thousands upon thousands baptized in Africa with exponential growth. The number of missionaries will easily double in three years. We’re so excited that we can be a part of this thrillng time in this locality of the restoration of the gospel.”
General conference brings comfort and encouragement to Elder A. Kazadi after discouraging experiences on his mission.
“Commitment is an essential part of repentance. It is the act of obligating oneself to a course of action and then diligently following through on that decision. When people are genuinely committed, they have real intent, meaning that they fully intend to do what they have committed to do.
We discovered that each of their arrivals at the MTC was not only a miracle but also that it was a piece of a foreordained plan to build the Kingdom of God in Africa.
The world that surrounds us can divert our attention away from those things that really matter.
The Lord must have been smiling as he looked down on this large group of reverent young adults anticipating the messages they were to receive that evening.
The burden of all of the sins of mankind was placed upon Him, as well as all of mankind’s pains, afflictions, temptations and sicknesses.
New Temple Presidency for the Accra Ghana Temple. Stephen L. and Vanessa J. Graham recently began their service in the Accra Ghana Temple.
On January 7, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the formation of three new missions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, the Nigeria Owerri Mission and the Vietnam Hanoi Mission.
Elder Vinson reminds us of our Prophet's call to exercise our faith in the Atonement of our Saviour by helping to rescue some of the Saviour’s lost sheep.
The plan of salvation is a perfect, fully updated spiritual GPS. It is a celestial map given to unerringly guide us home.
Elder Stanfill shares lessons on faith from the scriptures
As the apostle Paul taught, we are 'built unto the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone.' This pattern continues today as we welcome three new apostles.
Having a strong personal testimony can eliminate fear of proclaiming the truth and sharing the gospel.
Among the first to be baptized in Togo, Ludovic Attiogbe is grateful for  his membership in the restored Church of Jesus Christ.
We worry about things that are for the Lord to fix for us. We mortgage our eternal happiness for things that have no eternal significance to us.
We invite all to view and share this news with friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Join with us now as we herald the message of His birth, for unto us #ASaviorIsBorn.
Peter Mensah found joy and success in his music and in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Whatever pains and burdens we bear in this life, the Atonement of Jesus Christ provides us with the ability to carry them because the Savior makes them light.    
Following advice from parents and obeying the commandments of God in his youth have brought blessings into the life of Calvin Sowah.  
All members of the Church are invited to participate in the 185th Semiannual General Conference of the Church, which will convene in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015.  
Singing the hymns she learned at school, the Egukos’ little girl brought the spirit into her home. The influence of this spirit led her parents to seek a church where they could worship God.
After reading the Book of Mormon day and night for three or four days, he had become a new person. All desire to break the commandments of God was gone.
Serving a mission in Ghana before and after the freeze presents challenges but also brings blessings into the Life of Billy Johnson’s daughter, Alice Johnson Haney.
An unlikely group of Botswana boys find the gospel and help each other prepare for missions. Three of them serve missions in Ghana Cape Coast Mission.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we can use simple, every-day opportunities to correct the stereotypes and false information spread about the Church.  
Newly called mission presidents and their wives will begin their service in the Africa West Area July 1, 2015.
They were ready to run for their lives, but had nowhere to run to and had resigned themselves to fate, when they heard, for the second time that week, a voice behind the menacing officer question, 'Are there LDS missionaries in this town?'
In the April 2015 general conference, Z. Dominique Dekaye and J.K. Chukwuemeka Igwe were sustained as new Africa West Area Seventy. They are replacing Elder Ini B. Ekong and Elder Norbert K. Ounleu who were released at the same conference.
Feeling that the dream was from God, Marcel left Cȏte d’Ivoire for Ghana. Not knowing anyone in Ghana and not speaking English, how would he survive?
Lucien recalled, you know when you receive the Holy Spirit you want everyone to feel that joy that you feel. I said to myself that Africa, especially Cȏte d’Ivoire, absolutely needed this gospel.
If we remember our divine heritage and promised blessings, we will be able to resist worldly temptations.
God prepares people in multiple ways to accept His servants.
When Folly asked his neighbor for help with exam fees, he received much more, he received the blessings of the gospel as well. 
How could two young boys make a difference in his family and his marriage?
The conversion of Isaac Addy to the restored Church in 1976 required faith and trust in the timing of the Lord.
Through the parable of the prodigal son, we catch a glimpse of the love that Heavenly Father has for His children, and how He feels when one of them takes steps to repent and return to Him.
Bishop Kofi Sosu was able to renew his relationship with his father and feel the joy of being accepted by his father.
'The Pathway program has tremendously blessed my life and the lives of so many others.'
Missionaries from the Ghana Accra West Mission celebrated the New Year with a new tradition—singing in the mall
“I determined to break from poverty by seeking God earnestly.” What made this more than a childish wish was that she also made several powerful commitments. These, she felt, would help her find a better life.
Our journey through mortality is more of a long distance race than a sprint. Gospel  guidelines will help us build our spiritual strength and endurance.
Life was hard, and Tatenda would often cry wishing that his parents were still alive.  He had already buried 4 caregivers.   
“It’s ok, let’s fast and pray. The Lord will do it, He will open a way for us for it is a commandment to get married.”
“The Lord knew we had no one to help us, so he helped us through revelation, daily revelation,” We were really depending upon the dictates of the Spirit.”
Joining the Church brought about a great change in him. He learned that if he wanted the best of what God was offering, he needed to do his best in whatever he did.
Striving to follow the example of Jesus Christ will bless our lives now and also bless the lives of our posterity for generations to come.
More than 400 young single adults enjoyed forming new friendships as they participated in fun activities and meaningful workshops at the Kumasi YSA Summit.
When I opened my envelope I realized that it was more than what my colleagues had received.  I knew the money was not meant for me, so I had to go back to the Facilitators and report my experience to them.  They confirmed I was given money three times the amount I should have received.
All members of the Church are invited to participate in the 184th Semiannual General Conference of the Church, which will convene in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5, 2014.
Following the prompting he received, without knowing why, Elder Mobio learned that we can be instruments in the Lord’s hands. He knows how and when to use us in His work.
James and John were baptized along with many others who had been awaiting the arrival of the missionaries who came with the authority to baptize, organize the Church and confer the priesthood on worthy males.  It was a long awaited and joyous time.
What threat does the tradition of men pose to our journey back to our Heavenly Father?
Inspiring speakers, fun games and activities, good food and the opportunity to mix and mingle with other young single adults made the first Liberia YSA Summit a great success.
Observing the radiant faces of the father and son, reunited after so many years of separation, we remembered these words of Moroni, which on this occasion seemed almost audible: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, have miracles ceased because Christ hath ascended into heaven?...Behold I say unto you, nay; neither have angels ceased to minister unto the children of men” (Moroni 7:27, 29).
“After many prayers and fasting with my wife, I decided to return to Ivory Coast to give what I had received, to improve the lot of my family and my people.”
Make a plan, stick to the plan, and don’t let small things prevent you from receiving the blessings of the temple
The Lord's knowledge of the unveiling nobility of her soul was the cause of the prompting I received that day. It has blessed me to see His power and His grace applied as this young daughter of our Heavenly Father lives and walks in the Spirit. We all can do the same.
“I therefore sanction that my shrine be destroyed and from now on I belong to Christ and his church. So be it.” James Olufemi
“It was a Saturday night in the month of October 2005; a night of pains and sorrows, a night of lamentation and self-pity…..a night that left only the option of suicide on my mind.” 
With the creation of a new mission in Cote d’Ivoire, the Africa West Area now has fourteen missions.  Six of these missions have new mission presidents who are beginning their service this month.
“I testify to you that Relief Society was organized by inspiration and is a vital part of the Lord’s Church here upon the earth. It would be impossible to calculate all the good which has come from this organization and all the lives which have been blessed because of it.” President Thomas S. Monson
What compelled Fred Antwi to give up this position of honor – one which many may esteem very desirable?  Fred had found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Firm in his testimony of the principles and doctrines of the Gospel, Fred’s course in life was changed. 
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”.
Love is the hallmark of Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Love is more than a noun; it is, indeed, a verb--an action word.   
“Doubts about matters of religion that arise from a lack of knowledge can be constructively resolved. The solutions are instruction, study, and prayer, which result in increased testimony, which drives out further doubts” (Ensign, Nov. 1994) Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve.
 “If we will give such service, our days will be filled with joy and gladness. More important, they will be consecrated to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to the blessing of all whose lives we touch.” (President Hinckley, March 1987 Ensign).
One of the most fascinating teachings of the restored gospel is the doctrine of redemption for the dead. The scriptures are very clear (Rom 14:8-9) that the Savior is the Lord of both the living and the dead.
Throughout our discussions Sister Bunmi Adeyemi asked many questions, most of which were from the Old and New Testaments.  I then understood why I earlier had the prompting to dig deep into those Biblical books.
As we learn of who Christ is, the truth about this distills upon us, our testimony becomes stronger and we become faithful sons and daughters of God.
Tickets for the Messiah concerts in the Tabernacle sold out in seven and a half minutes! Click on the above link for information on worldwide viewing opportunities.
Married in 1975, Kenneth and Janet Andam were living and raising their family in Kweikuma, Takoradi, Ghana. The accounts of their introduction to and subsequent years as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are an inspiration.
D & C 124: 40 And verily I say unto you, let this house be built unto my name, that I may reveal mine ordinances therein unto my people…..(44) If ye labor with all your might, I will consecrate that spot that it shall be made holy.
The path … we must take on our journey back to our Heavenly Father … is marked by sacred covenants with God.
When Bose came in contact with the missionaries, she knew that the gospel they were preaching was true.  She needed the gospel to re-organize her life that was then in tatters.
In His parable of the lost sheep, Jesus taught an essential principle of effective ministering: leaving “the ninety and nine in the wilderness” and seeking the one (see Matthew 18:12; Luke 15:4).
We invite all to participate in watching or listening to General Conference.
Of the 76 full time missionaries serving in Ghana prior to the “Freeze”, sixty were located when the “Freeze” was lifted eighteen months later.  Fifty-seven left jobs and school and returned to continue their missionary service. There was a special outpouring of the spirit during this time of reorganization.  
The Lord is mindful of us:  He has a perfect plan for each and every one of His children.  Those moments of sorrow and hardship in our lives are actually designed for us to become sharpened, refined and better people.
“If you only do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got.”
Elder Wall felt prompted to share his testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, or the Mormons.  Ms. Amarteiflo’s face brightened, she motioned for us to sit down again.
“The temple coming to your area was not an accident.  It came as a result of your faith and prayers to have a temple amongst you that would enable you to receive ordinances from the Lord that would enable you to become eternal families and gain your eternal salvation.”   
“I cannot believe it’s been ten years already! I still have a vivid picture in my mind of the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley’s visit to Ghana and his announcement of a temple in our Motherland. The excitement on everyone’s face, the happiness, the shouts of joy are all still clear in my mind. ” Esther Korantemaa Abuyeh
Nigerian Builds ‘LDS’ Congregation, Waits for Missionaries.
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.
“I shall be in the Temple again, to do Temple work for my father and more of my ancestors when I am one year old in the Church.  I have begun to research my ancestors to prepare them to receive the restored gospel by baptizing on their behalf.  I know that if I am able to accomplish this task, the joy and happiness of my father will be full.”
“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.
“From the small district that was formed less than four years ago, there are now eight wards and four branches in the newly formed Lomé Togo Stake.  This historic event took place because of significant and rapid growth'. 
“We know that the Lord [had] more work for us here in Sierra Leone,” Menti said. “Many areas have been opened to the preaching of the gospel. Our journey, though as difficult as it was, the Lord provided a way.”
The Book of Mormon, with the echoes of familiar sound has helped me make lasting change which required strong commitment to a future vision of myself and my posterity. 
“This is the kind of an experience that tugs at your heart strings where one wants to do what is humanly possible to accommodate a patron in the temple.”
“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. 
“I am what I am today because I have in my own small way kept and observed the principles and teachings of the church; one of which is heeding the admonitions of those called into leadership positions.”
“The Church is vibrant and growing in Africa,” said Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle during his recent visit to the Africa Southeast Area.
Martha has continued to serve in many callings in Relief Society and Young Women’s where she has had a great influence on many women.  She currently serves in the Ghana Temple as a Senior Missionary.
While we’re here on the earth, we’re not so much discovering new doctrine as we are taught by the Spirit, but re-discovering doctrine that we’d known prior to this life. There is a more literal “re-cognition”, rather than just “recognition” in the usual sense of the word.
The Africa West Area is pleased to welcome Philippe J. Kradolfer as the new Director of Temporal Affairs
Elder Ted Cannon, first missionary to Cape Coast, Ghana, baptized members and established the first branch in an area where his Great-great grandfather, Captain George Cannon, traded for slaves.
When she became ill, the only place she knew she could go to find succor was the House of the Lord.  And according to her, finding Priesthood brethren there to administer to her was purely a divine intervention.
To the Saints of the West Africa Area we extend an invitation to write and submit inspiring and faith promoting experiences for publishing  consideration in the Africa West Area Website.
Young Single Adult Summit held for Greater Accra. Eight hundred and fifty young single adults participated in this pilot program in anticipation of annual summits  to be held throughout the Africa West Area beginning in 2014.
Nowhere is the work of God rolling forth faster than it is in Africa.  We marvel as we see the large number of converts joining the Church.   
From humble beginnings to Director of Save the Nations Clinic, Dr. Thomas Baah is making great contributions throughout Ghana.
Faithful Saints from Liberia make great sacrifices to attend the Temple in Accra, Ghana. For some, it may be a once in a lifetime experience.
BYU-Idaho Collegiate singers tour Ghana. Thousands of members and non-members alike enjoy their performance.
Sister Julianna Anno is an early convert in Ghana. Her story is one of faith, testimony, inspiration and continued commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.