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The first branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Republic of the Gambia has now been organized, with President Samuel O. Amako serving as branch president.

“This day is certainly a day of answered prayers — prayers of years of hands lifted up to the heavens for divine countenance to smile on this Sahelian beauty, The Gambia,” President Amako said. “This day is a day of triumph granted by the grace, mercy and love of a loving Heavenly Father, who is no respecter of persons and loves all His children and all His creations.”

President Daniel W. Lewis, president of the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan West Mission, organized the Banjul Branch on June 10 at a meeting of Church members. His wife, Sister Betty Jo Lewis, accompanied him. As part of this organization, the branch and Gambia became part of the mission, reported the Church’s Africa Newsroom.

President Lewis said: “We can hardly express how amazing this has been. The Lord is doing his work here and hastening it in His time.”

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