News Release

Nairobi Kenya West Stake sisters draw strength from one another during Women’s Conference

Building Christlike Friendships

Sisters aged 12 years and older of the Nairobi Kenya west Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met at Upperhill Stake Center this past Saturday 01 June 2019, to hear from selected speakers during the stake women’s conference. President Prince Omondi, 1st counselor in the Nairobi Kenya West Stake Presidency presided over the meeting. Various sisters of different age groups were assigned to speak on the topic of building Christlike friendships.  


In her talk, sister Lavynne Lawino, a youth from Riruta Ward, shared that she had learnt patience, forgiveness and empathy from her church friends. She spoke on the importance of surrounding oneself with people who share same values. This helps young people stay in the gospel path. Sister Victoria Nyokabi from Mountain View Ward emphasized the need for the sisters to be more forgiving in order to become better friends to others. She added that Christ is the pure friend and that the sisters can emulate his example.

Beautiful music from various ward sister choirs helped fill the room with the spirit after each speaker. Prior to the event, each ward had been assigned a hymn to practice and present to the congregation. This gave each sister present an opportunity to learn a new hymn and be edified by the spirit.  


Sister Sarah Kioko from Athi River Ward bore her testimony and expressed that she found strength from women who were friends with her mother. The women visited her in school each term after the passing of her mother and made sure she was keeping well.  ‘My visiting teacher at church kept visiting me when I was going through a hard time. She did not miss a day. During that time, I experienced true friendship… Let us be the kind of friends that can be counted on during times of need.’’ She assured the sisters that they all can count on the Savior as their true friend.

 At the conclusion of the conference, President Prince Omondi, offered the closing remarks. He implored all sisters to cultivate a Christlike love in their homes in order to build eternal friendships. ‘If we are to build eternal friendships, we need to learn to forgive one another; for if we don’t forgive, the greater sin remaineth in us.’’ He invited sisters to go home and think of the people with whom they need to rebuild relationships. 

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