My husband and I served a humanitarian mission in Cape Verde 4 years ago. The church is still growing at an unbelievable rate. We feel it was a great blessing for us that we were able to serve those wonderful people!
Silva's work has continued in the United States! I served as his Stake President (Providence RI Stake) a few years ago when we created the first Portuguese speaking group in Central Falls, RI. That group shortly after became a branch, and that branch has flourished and grown! The commitment by members like Silva to help others prepare for the temple (one hour away in Boston) has made all the difference
Fantastic article and a reminder of the great work being carried out by missionaries around the world, but also by the church members who also carry out mission work informally. I severd in Cabo Verde in 1995 (during my mission in Portugal Lisbon South) and it was indeed a humbling and uplifting experience.
I was there on the islands in 1998 when President Hinckley visited the islands along with President Holland, and then area authority 70 Elder Uchtdorf. It has been amazing to watch the growth of this tiny island nation.
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