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Ghanian Diplomat Briefs Missionaries in Kinshasa, DR Congo

On October 27, 2023 Mr. Charles Neequaye, consular officer and First Secretary of the Ghanian Embassy in Kinshasa, DR Congo, spoke to eight full-time missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Ghana serving in the Kinshasa West Mission. He accepted an invitation from local Church leaders to meet with the missionaries from his country.

During the 30-minute meeting, Mr. Neequaye discussed security issues and consular services provided by his embassy. He encouraged the missionaries to learn French. “Apart from the work of God, you are getting a good education.” He counseled them to stay in groups and let others know where they are going to improve their day-to-day security. Finally, he encouraged all the missionaries to check in frequently with the Ghanaian Embassy and to participate in Ghanian community events. “We’re all Ghanaians,” he said, “and we have a responsibility to take care of each other.”

Today there more than 72,000 full-time missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in over 150 countries. Their main purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.  

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