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More than 1,000 Young Single Adults Gather in Brazzaville Republic of the Congo for Spiritual Edification and Fun

The Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a large multi-stake activity for young single adults on Saturday December 30, 2023, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Central Africa Area Seventy Elder Charden Ndinga presided over this activity, and it was directed by Belle Vie Pafrichel Gayouélé, local coordinator of the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion.

A special fireside (informal meeting) was held in the Guynemer Ward building of the Makélékélé Stake in Brazzaville. Three stake presidents participated: Jean Cyr Mayala of the Makélékélé Stake, Gabin Moundzieho of the Diata Stake, and Belle Vie Pafrichel Gayouélé of the Brazzaville Stake. More than 1000 young single adults of the Church and their friends from other religions attended the event.

This activity took place in two phases: a spiritual phase and a cultural phase. During the spiritual phase there were testimonies and experiences from young, recently married couples. Elder Ndinga and the stake leaders shared their experiences and exhorted the youth to remain faithful to the principles of the Gospel and maintain Christian virtues.

The cultural phase featured games of ludo, checkers, foosball, Scrabble, and ngola. The activity ended in grand style with a dance, which created a pleasant and convivial atmosphere.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints supports young single adults by helping them draw closer to the Lord, strengthen their testimonies, and take responsibility for their own spiritual, social, and temporal well-being.

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