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Orphan Children Welcomed on Christmas Day

Orphans and teachers enjoy a Christ-centered experience in West Africa

Orphan children and their teachers were invited to a special day out on Christmas Day in Accra, Ghana. It would be a Christmas Day like no other for these extra-special guests, all vulnerable young people without their own families.

Elder Larry S. Kacher, a member of the Area Presidency in the West Africa region commented, “These are children who have little in life, but today they feel the love of the Savior for them.”  

The program included music, reading the Christmas story from the scriptures, and all that you would expect from Christmas celebration. The children eagerly participated, there were small gifts for all attending, and the usual Christmas treats. Following the program, a tour was provided of the exterior of the Accra, Ghana Temple, a landmark in the community.  The Temple each year places a beautiful nativity scene in the grounds to remind all of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Pauline Kacher spoke with joy and love to the visitors as part of the event. She along with her husband were joined by the leaders of the Accra, Ghana Mission, President and Sister Young, as well as local ecclesiastical leaders and their families who gave up their time for the event.  Both the givers and the receivers were blessed.

“How memorable it was for me and my family to have spent the Christmas morning with these wonderful children,” said Elder Kacher, “we have been reflecting on the true meaning of Christ’s birth and his divine mission on earth. There could not have been anything more special for us on Christmas Day.”  

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