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Elder Alfred Kyungu Teaches from the Four Corners of the World

Elder Alfred Kyungu speaking from Salt Lake City Utah, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, invites all to be followers of Jesus Christ

Elder Alfred Kyungu has learnt much through life’s many experiences. He spoke at the global 191st  Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday  October 2, 2021. He offered a sincere and valid invitation for all to join him to be followers of Christ.

“To be a follower of Christ is to strive to conform our actions, conduct, and lives to those of the Savior. It is to acquire virtues. It is to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ,’ he said.  “I have studied some aspects of the Savior's life and I have retained, as part of my message today, four of His qualities that I try to imitate and that I share with you”.

Elder Kyungu taught the following four qualities of the Savior:

The first quality of the Savior is humility. “Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

The second quality of the Savior is courage. ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.’” (2 Timothy 1:7).   

The third quality of the Savior is forgiveness.  “Go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11), was the admonition to the women caught in adultery, “the woman glorified God from that hour and believed on his name” (JST John 8:11).

The fourth quality of the Savior is sacrifice. President M. Russell Ballard taught this: “Sacrifice is the demonstration of pure love. The degree of our love for the Lord, for the gospel, and for our fellowman can be measured by what we are willing to sacrifice for them” (The Blessings of Sacrifice” general conference, April 1992).

Elder Alfred Kyungu was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 3, 2021, at age 54.  He was born in Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on October 31, 1966. He married Lucie Kabulo Malale in 1998. They are the parents of three children.

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