Church members in countries throughout West Africa donated a combined several thousand hours of service in various projects in their communities for the All Africa Service Day.
The Church has held this event for more than 16 years on the third Saturday of August. The projects this year included blood drives, neighborhood and school cleanings, paintings and restorations, reported the Church’s Africa Newsroom.
Volunteers partnered with government, religious and nonprofit organizations to support and improve their communities. The Africa West Area includes 17 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Western Sahara.
The Church has established units in the countries of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Guinea, Mali and Togo. Members of the remaining countries are administrated through the Africa West Area Mission.
Esther Grant from the Ministry of Health in Liberia told Newsroom: “The program is a good initiative organized and sponsored by the Church. I wish other institutions could practice what this church is involved in.”
“Today’s project has been wonderful. I think the greatest part of the project is the willingness The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been able to stimulate in members of the Church and the community.”
See photos from some of the projects below.
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