BEDFORDVIEW, South Africa The first LDS meetinghouse constructed here was dedicated April 16 by Elder Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy and president of the Africa Southeast Area. Previously, the 400 members of the Katlehong Branch, an all-African unit, met in a rented school house.
During the dedication service, Elder Simmons emphasized that the family is ordained of God and that the new meetinghouse will aid families in their progress toward perfection. He noted that the building will become a beacon in the community.
Neil P. Fourie, president of the Bedfordview South Africa Stake, reviewed the history of the Katlehong Branch during his remarks.