By: Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
Elder David A. Bednar recently arrived home after visiting the saints in Ghana, Africa. "The members of the Church on that beautiful continent are present-day pioneers helping to establish the Lord’s Church in their native lands," he told.
"Each time I visit, I am thrilled by the joy expressed as the African Saints sing the hymns of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As they sing, the light in their eyes, the smiles on their faces, and the joy in their voices illustrate how the Atonement of Jesus Christ strengthens us to press forward in our lives with faith in the Savior," he added.
During his visit in Kusami, Ghana, he was touched by the testimonies of a 12 year-old boy and a teenage girl.
Elder Bednar told that "Neither the young man or young woman knew they were going to be called upon to share their testimonies of Jesus Christ, and their willingness and ability to express their testimony of the truths of His gospel were remarkable."
"These faithful members—and all of us—face trials and challenges. But as we honor our covenants to always remember Him and keep His commandments, the Lord blesses us with increased capacity to do and become good. The Saints in Africa are living proof of this truth," he concluded.
Nowhere in the world is the church growing a faster rate than the continent of Africa. In African countries like Ghana and Mozambique, branches, wards and stakes are growing at a fast rate, as told by converts and local leaders who recall how they and their families and the youth of seminary age have embraced the message of the Gospel and the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the last year's news report by the Mormon Newsroom.
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