News Release

Be One: Celebrating the Priesthood in Kenya

On Sunday afternoon June 17, 2018, at the Upper Hill Chapel, the Young Single Adults (YSA) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gathered for a Fireside. Prince Omondi, of the Presidency of Nairobi West Stake conducted. "Be One" a broadcast celebration of 40 years of priesthood given to all worthy men was the main attraction. However, Thomas Kasue, one of the first pioneers of the Church in Kenya spoke of the joy he felt when the priesthood was offered to him as he had been a member for almost 20 years.

“Be One” a broadcast celebration, recorded from headquarters of The Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, included short talks from the first Presidency, Eyring and Oakes followed by musical entertainment from the “Be One” choir led by Gladys Knight and other African American members of the Church performing.


President Nelson concluded the celebration with remarks of the painful time of racism and move and look forward to come unto him fully, with the priesthood and temples in the various African countries.

Brother and Sister Gray, Activity Leaders for YSA, plan and execute many fun social activities for this age group. Rachel explained that finger food is the magnet that always draws a crowd of young adults and this event was no exception.

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