News Release

A Joyful Day in Kribi, Cameroon

It was a day of joy in Kribi, a coastal town in Cameroon located between the two large cities of Douala and Yaoundé. After waiting 6 years, the town of Kribi has received the gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sunday January 4, 2024 was a very significant moment in the lives of investigators of the Church with the baptism of Nzie Bikoue Dilane and Shouana Daniel Alane, who contracted baptismal covenants with the Lord in the waters of the Kinkié River. This was proof that the work is progressing in this part of God’s vineyard.

Brother Pierre Kemle and Brother Samuel Missegue, both former members of the Minboman Branch in the Yaoundé District, settled in Kribi after their retirements. The Church was not yet established in that area, so they resolutely went to work. They met occasionally in Brother Kemle's home for family home evenings, walked the streets of the city to bear their testimonies on the truth of the gospel, and worked to bring souls to Christ by preaching in this part of His vineyard.

After 6 years of hard work and facing much persecution, these two pioneers of the Church pressed forward with their eyes fixed on the Lord and they held firmly to the iron bar in the Bikondo District. The visit of President Kannar, leader of the Yaoundé Cameroon Mission, will increase the number of members in Kribi soon with 12 baptisms.

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