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Elder Quentin L. Cook testified over two days in Madagascar that the Savior should be the focus of the home to help bring personal peace.

“Be valiant in your testimony of Jesus. If you do that, you’ll accomplish what the Lord wants you to,” he said.

Joined by his wife, Sister Mary Cook, the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited with members of the Church with the president of the Africa South Area, Elder Edward Dube, who is a General Authority Seventy. Elder Dube and his wife, Sister Naume Dube, are both from Zimbabwe and have served all across the African continent.

In a series of meetings Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, Elder Cook bore a strong witness of the Savior Jesus Christ as he invited the Saints in Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion Island — all three island nations in the western Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa — to focus on the Savior personally and in their families.

The Church will mark 30 years of legal recognition in Madagascar this July. The nearly 14,000 members who call the island nation home showed excitement to learn from Elder Cook as they prepare to break ground on a temple that was announced in the October 2021 general conference by President Russell M. Nelson.

Home-centered gospel learning

Sunday morning brought with it sunshine between storms in Madagascar’s rainy season. Many of the more than 3,300 who attended the special multi-stake conference walked to the basketball arena where the conference was held.

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