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43 Individuals Baptized at Service in Nigeria

New Members from Mangu in the Plateau State

New Members of the Jos Nigeria District with Lagos Nigeria Mission Leaders, President Mathias N. Niambe and Sister Clemence Niambe2023 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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15 March 2023 was a historic day for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Jos Nigeria District as 43 new members entered the waters of baptism.  Most of those baptized came from the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.  The baptism service was held at the Jos District Center which was a 2–3-hour drive for the new members from Mangu.  President Joseph Edouk of the Jos District presided over the baptism ceremony.

“This service was more than just a baptismal service,” said Joseph Samson Garba, 2nd Counsellor in the Jos District Presidency.  “It was a day for rekindling faith, a day to remember covenants, and a day to rejoice as family in the Lord’s kingdom,” he added.

The Jos District has been a special focus of the missionaries of the Lagos Nigeria Mission.  Led by mission leaders President Mathias N. Niambe and Sister Clemence Niambe, the mission has worked with the District coordinating council and local members to strengthen the Church in this area.

President Niambe invited all in attendance to “put your shoulders to the wheel, the field is white and today we are seeing that the harvest is magnificent.”

The 43 individuals who were baptized were part of a much larger group.  There were an additional 40 who were not able to come because the service was on a weekday, and they had work and school. “This means that in the coming weeks we will be expecting another joyous day as many more have been taught and have committed to baptism,” said President Garba.

The Plateau State is the twelfth-largest Nigerian state.  It’s located near the center of Nigeria and includes the Jos Plateau, it’s capital.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to grow in Nigeria with over 211,000 members and nearly 800 congregations.

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