ABOBO, Ivory Coast Priesthood members of the Church are now wearing white shirts and ties to Church, thanks to members in the Asheville North Carolina Stake. Abobo Ivory Coast Stake President Kalogo Norbert Ounleu said the 58 used white shirts and ties, which arrived here Sept. 30, will be distributed to needy members and African missionaries having trouble acquiring necessary clothes to begin their missions.
The Asheville stake found out about the need through correspondence sent by Sister Linda Cooper, who is from North Carolina and who is serving a mission in Ivory Coast with her husband, Elder Bradley Cooper. In an e-mail sent the Church News by Elder and Sister Cooper, they wrote: "In buildings that housed more than one ward, we . . . noticed men leaving Church exchanging their white shirts with someone coming to Church."