Elder Bednar Visits Ghana

“Elder Bednar Visits Ghana,” Ensign, Dec. 2007, 76–77

Elder Bednar Visits Ghana

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spent June 11 through 17, 2007, in Ghana visiting with members and conducting affairs of the Church. Elder Bednar’s wife, Susan, accompanied him on the trip.

Elder Bednar addressed missionaries of the Ghana Accra Mission at the missionary training center in Tema. He also spoke to local employees at the Africa West Area office and volunteers who serve at the Accra Ghana Temple complex.

During his visit, he spent an evening conducting a 90-minute question-and-answer session with some 800 young single adult members at the Accra Ghana Christiansborg Stake Center in the temple complex.

The primary purpose of Elder Bednar’s visit to Accra was to create the Accra Ghana McCarthy Hill Stake. Elder Bednar’s companion for this assignment was Elder Adesina J. Olukanni, Africa West Area Seventy from Lagos, Nigeria. Other changes included the reorganization of the Accra Ghana Adenta and Christiansborg Stakes.

As part of this tour, Elder Bednar traveled to Togo and Benin on June 12 to dedicate the two countries for the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.