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BYU-Pathway Worldwide President Brian Ashton Visits Institute of Religion in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

On Monday, October 30, 2023, the Brazzaville Institute of Religion, which has nearly 1,000 students, was honored by the visit of a BYU-Pathway Worldwide delegation led by President Brian Ashton. He was accompanied by Todd Miner, BYU-Pathway Worldwide Vice President for Field Operations, Tasara Makasi, BYU-Pathway Area Manager for Africa Central and South Areas, Elder Charden Ndinga, Africa Central Area Seventy, and Moundzieho Gabin, Pathway Supervisor in Congo Brazzaville.

The BYU-Pathway Worldwide delegation attended an Institute of Religion course taught by brother Serge Constant Goma, supervisor of the university campus of Institute of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazzaville. His class, on resisting temptation, generated significant interest and participation from young students, both members and non-members of the Church. President Ashton’s visit was crowned by a group photo.

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