Elder Andersen Finds Great Faith, Love in Southeast Africa

Elder Andersen
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This article was originally written by Rachel Sterzer for Church News. The following is an excerpt. 

Elder Neil L. Andersen’s recent trip throughout southeast Africa was notable for several reasons. For one, Elder Andersen participated in a historic event by dedicating the ground for the region’s first temple—the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Temple (see related story).

For another, the Apostle became the first serving member of his quorum to ever visit the remote province of Kasai in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But for Elder Andersen and his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen, who accompanied him throughout his travels, some of the most memorable moments will be from their personal interactions with the members.

With an itinerary that included stops in five African nations—including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mozambique—Elder and Sister Andersen had many opportunities to interact one-on-one with members and to hear their personal stories and testimonies as they participated in stake and district conferences, missionary meetings, and special member meetings.

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