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Church builds a road in Eldoret

Former Mayor of Eldoret town, Rebecca Magut, opened an access road leading to a newly constructed chapel belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the town at a colorful public function on 9 June 2012. The road was officially named Church Drive. The ceremony was also attended by Eldoret  District President,  Dominic  Kogo, the National  Director  of Public Affairs of the  Church  in  Kenya, Solomon  Luvai, officials from  the Kenya  Forest  Service  which  allowed the road to be constructed on their property, other leaders from the  community  including Mr. Thadeus Wanzala, a village elder, and about 100 members of the Church and individuals from the local community.

Mrs. Rebecca Magut, played a very active role in helping the Church acquire the necessary permits to construct the road. During the opening ceremony, Mrs. Rebecca Magut said the standard to which the road had been built had set a benchmark in Church and community co-operation in the area.  She also said the Church was setting a good example in not only teaching the gospel but also showing how people should take care of their environment.

The Eldoret chapel which is now used by members of the Eldoret branch is located within Raddar Ward (administrative unit) off the Eldoret Iten highway. It is the oldest of the four Church branches in Eldoret with others being Langas, Huruma and Sosiani. The road was constructed using funds donated by Church members. It is the second access road to be constructed by the Church in the country after the one leading to Riruta chapel which was constructed in 2003.

Elder Hesbon Usi who is also the Physical Facilities director in the region said of the road construction, “The Church and its members have contributed to the welfare of the community by constructing the access road which came about by way of faith and sacrifice.”

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