Latter-day Saint Leaders Meet Ghana President-Elect
Elder Marcus B. Nash, First Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency—a senior leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Africa, and Elder Vern P. Stanfill, Second Counselor in the Area Presidency, presented President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a letter from the Church’s First Presidency congratulating him on his recent election.
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