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A delegation of government leaders from the Republic of the Sudan was in Salt Lake City, Utah, this week to meet with senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Our impression of this state is that it is a community that has taught us how it can overcome challenges,” said Naserldeen Mofarih, Sudan’s Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs and the head of the delegation. “Our other impression is how this church is able to work alongside its community to strengthen humanitarian principles.”

The six-member delegation heard stories about the Church’s pioneer history as it toured Temple Square. The dignitaries also learned more about the Church’s charitable work with stops at Welfare Square, the Humanitarian Center and the Bishops’ Central Storehouse. They also met with the Church’s First Presidency, the Middle East North Africa Area Presidency and members of the Relief Society general presidency and spent some time at a local mosque during their Utah visit.

The Sudanese delegation’s visit to Church Headquarters follows a historic trip to the country by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Bednar, the first Apostle to visit the country, was accompanied by his wife, Susan, during the four-day trip to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum in February 2020.

“The people of Sudan have values that are so fundamental and so crucial. And they’re striving very hard to teach those values …have people embrace those values throughout the entire country about the strength of the family,” said Elder Bednar.

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the father’s plan of happiness for his children. And so, there’s a connection here,” he explained.

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