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For the Strength of Youth Convention Opens in Kenya

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides a comprehensive program for youth through its Young Men and Young Women organizations.

A five day convention for over 500 LDS youth opened on 15th December 2014 in Kabarak, Kenya. The convention is going by the name ‘For The Strength of the Youth’ and hopes to help the youth draw closer to Jesus Christ.

A battery of events has been planned including fun activities like music perfomances, as well as dances. Young people will also be taught leadership skills at this convention. Participants have been organised into camps with a counsellor assigned to each camp to help the youth set daily goals, as well as ensure well-being is taken care of. 

On 16th and 17th Dec 2014, the youth will be addressed by Kenya Nairobi Mission President, Gary C. Hicken, and 2nd Counselor in the Africa Southeast Area Presidency, Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, as well as Brother Prince Omondi, Seminary and Institute Director for the region.

This is the second time such a convention is being held in Africa, with the last one held in South Africa in 2013. The purpose of 'For The Strength of the Youth' Conferences is to help young people strengthen one another in living the gospel.

Brother Prince Omondi has been very instrumental in organising this great event. He as observed that these youth represent the future of the Church. "In the coming few years, they will serve full-time missions for the Church and serve in various leadership positions upon return. This is the right time to help them catch the vision of leadership," he told Kenya Mormon Newsroom. 

Daily postings covering this event are available on our facebook page (  with pictures and memorable quotes from the Church leaders and the youth.

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