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“Marriage and families are the foundation of society. If we have strong families, we have a strong nation,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a visit to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Elder Christofferson, his wife, Kathleen, and other senior Church leaders traveled to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in November to meet with interfaith leaders, visit humanitarian sites and minister to local members.

Latter-day Saints in this growing Central African country have been waiting for several years for an Apostle to visit the capital of Kinshasa.

The Apostle said he came to Kinshasa to learn. “I was anxious to see more of what the Church is in this area and to edify and strengthen the Saints to whatever extent was possible.”

Elder Christofferson was joined by Bishop Gérald Caussé of the Presiding Bishopric and his wife, Valérie; Elder S. Mark Palmer, a General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Jacqueline; and Elder Thierry K. Mutombo of the Africa Central Area Presidency and his wife, Nathalie, who are both natives of Kinshasa.

Interfaith Meeting

Elder Christofferson met with members of the National Council of Religions for Peace in Kinshasa on Friday, November 11, 2022.

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