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For the first time in history, general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were invited to attend a presidential inauguration in West Africa.

Elder Hugo E. Martinez, General Authority Seventy and president of the Africa West Area, and Elder Larry S. Kacher, General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the Africa West Area presidency, were in attendance for the inauguration of President Adama Barrow of Gambia on Jan. 20.

Africa Newsroom reported that Elder Martinez and Elder Kacher were able to visit with other government officials in attendance at the event. During the meeting with Musa Drammeh, minister of lands, regional government and religious affairs, Elder Martinez said: “We appreciate the honor to visit. As we feel the presence of God in this country, we feel we would like to collaborate to serve the people in the Gambia.” 

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