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Latter-day Saints in Nairobi Kenya West Stake Receive Counsel from Area and Stake Leaders

“If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ...nothing will ever go permanently wrong.” Elder Howard W. Hunter quoted by Elder Palmer in Stake Conference

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Stake of Kenya gathered on the 2nd and 3rd of March to receive counsel from Area and Stake leaders. During the stake conference, Area President, S. Mark Palmer, admonished members in the gospel. He emphasized the new balanced curriculum with church supported and gospel centered families.

“We have a pattern to raise families, to live together and learn together,” said Elder Palmer, encouraging members to focus on teaching each other the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also emphasized the need for ministering in a higher and holier way as President Russell M. Nelson has counselled. Stake President George Munene of the Nairobi West Stake reminded members that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of hope, and that righteous living enables members of the Church of Jesus Christ to overcome the struggles of life. He urged members to minister to others in love and bring unto Christ those who may have fallen away.

Since President Nelson was called as the President of the Church, many changes have been announced,.They include: replacing home and visiting teaching with a “ministering” approach, instituting the “Come Follow Me” curriculum for individuals and families, reducing hours for church meetings and focusing on family-centered gospel learning. Selected speakers at the conference testified of the blessings these new changes have brought into their lives and the lives of their families. As the wife of the mission president, Sister Nomthandazo Salvatoris Msane issued a call to the women of the West Stake to be strong and faithful and to teach their children in the home. She stated “Our children, like the stripling warriors, should be able to say,’ Our mothers taught us”.” Mission President S. Ephraim Msane followed her remarks with the observation that according to the rules.of mathematics in the Church, “As I share what I have, the Lord blesses me with more.

We were pleased to have the Honorable Dr. Pamela Odhiambo and her husband, Professor Romanus Odhiambo attending the conference as pictured here with Elder and Sister James, humanitarian missionaries. Members of the West Stake were all enriched by the hopeful messages of the conference and Elder Palmer’s quote from Elder Howard W. Hunter: “If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ...nothing will ever go permanently wrong.”

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