News Release

Light the World Service Projects Spread Joy in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bring cheer to those in need.

On December 16, the Diata Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated medical equipment and cleaning products to the Moukondo Integrated Health Center (CSI) in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Gabin Mouziéhou, stake president, explained that this donation is part of the Light the World program. He added that “the goal of this program is to bring joy, smiles, service, and help to those in need.”

President Mouziéhou said this donation includes rapid malaria tests, pregnancy tests, infusers, rubbing alcohol, cotton, adhesive bandages, and cleaning products such as liquid soap, hand gel, toilet paper, detergents, buckets, and brooms.

Thanking the Church, Moukondo CSI Director Hystette Blonde Amboulou said “we are grateful for your gesture and encourage you not to stop here but to do this also for the other health centers serving the population of Brazzaville. We hope to receive more donations in the coming days,” she said.

On December 19, the Makélékélé Stake donated items that filled basic needs at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Orphanage in Brazzaville.

“We came here to bring smiles and do good to the needy. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes donations to cheer up those who lack basic necessities,” said Augustin Nkondani, first counselor of the Makélékélé Stake.

Mr. Adrien Missiri, a local government official, said, “this day was incredible. The children played, they jumped for joy because of toys you gave them. Honestly, this action comforts the children by giving them hope.”

On December 20, the Makélékélé Stake also contributed essential items to the Thérèse Senga Orphanage in Brazzaville.

Madame Loutaya Samba Cécile, the head of the orphanage, said she was happy to receive this donation from the Church. She was delighted to see the children happily playing games. According to the representative of the neighborhood chief Madame Marie Elisabeth Foyi, the Church was truly inspired to make this gesture now because these children needed support during this holiday period.

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