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In an effort to help others know more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrines and purpose, Church leaders, members and missionaries held open house events in three African countries recently.  The public, community leaders and the media were invited to tour Church buildings and ask questions in Ethiopia, Ghana and Sierra Leone.


On May 28, members and missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invited the public to an open house at a chapel in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

The Debre Zeit Branch was the third branch of the Church in the country and is part of the Addis Ababa Ethiopia District. When the chapel was finished in 2013, it “quickly became the center of much attention among the citizens of the town,” said Elder Joseph Nelson, a missionary serving in the Ethiopia Addis Ababa Mission.

“The local Church leaders, with support from area government authorities, opened the gates this Saturday to all interested people with the intent of allowing everyone to learn more,” said Elder Nelson.

The youth of the branch worked alongside missionaries in the street, inviting people passing by to come inside, reported the Church’s Africa Newsroom

To read about efforts in Ghana and Sierra Leone, CLICK HERE.