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See photos from the Church’s All Africa Service Day

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Africa West Area took part in service projects Aug. 20

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.”

At a blood donation drive in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Dr. Hannah Omunakwe told the Africa West Facebook page she was impressed by the turnout. 

“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.

Members helping during All Africa Service Day in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Members of Port Harcourt Nigeria North Stake beautify State Primary School Rumuapara in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of the Port Harcourt Nigeria North Stake during a day of service at State Primary School Rumuapara in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Aba Nigeria Ogbor Hill Stake service project
Members of the Aba Nigeria Ogbor Hill Stake work on a service project in Abia, Nigeria, on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
A member of the Aba Nigeria Ogbor Hill Stake helps others with a service project in their area of Nigeria on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
A member of the Port Harcourt Nigeria South Stake donates blood as part of a joint service project with Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the Nigerian Red Cross Society on Aug. 20, 2022.
A member of the Port Harcourt Nigeria South Stake donates blood as part of a joint service project with Rivers State University Teaching Hospital and the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Some members of the Port Harcourt Nigeria South Stake stand with staff from Rivers State Teaching Hospital and the Nigerian Red Cross Society during a blood donation drive in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of the Teshie Ghana Stake take part in a clean-up project
Members of the Teshie Ghana Stake pause for a photo during a community clean-up project on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of the Teshie Ghana Stake take a group photo during a service project in Teshie, Ghana, on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Members of the Accra Ghana Christiansborg Stake take part in a service project
Members of the Accra Ghana Christiansborg Stake take part in a service project at New Horizon Special School in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Kissy Sierra Leone Stake cleanup project
Members from the Kissy Sierra Leone Stake clean up around their community on Aug. 20, 2022. The stake is headquartered in Freetown, Sierra Leone. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Daloa Cote d’Ivoire Stake
Members of the Daloa Cote d’Ivoire Stake do a clean-up and gardening project in their area of Ivory Coast on Aug. 20, 2022. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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