The Church created its first branch in the African country of Guinea , according to ldschurchgrowth.com.
Saints in Togo See Daniel’s Stone Rolling through Own Land
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.
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?'
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.
The conversion of Isaac Addy to the restored Church in 1976 required faith and trust in the timing of the Lord.
“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.
“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.
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.