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Kenya—’A Blessed Land’

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President Russell M. Nelson soon will be visiting Kenya during his global ministry tour. Here are a few quotes about Kenya from apostles over the years—

Kenya is a blessed land LDS quote

“We acknowledge this as a blessed land.”1—President James E. Faust, when dedicating Kenya in October 1991.

Kenya Temple Gordon B Hinckley

“There isn’t the slightest doubt in my mind that the time will come if you will walk in faith and patience that a temple will be built in this land to serve the needs of this people. Now, don’t count on it for a few years, … but it will be so.” 2—President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Thomas S. Monson announced during the April 2017 General Conference that a temple would be built in Kenya.

Nairobi Kenya Temple


Hekalu la Nairobi Kenya

President Nelson visited Kenya in 2011, and spoke at a stake conference in Nairobi.

During an interview in Nairobi, Kenya, Elder Nelson commented, “We’ve got Latter-day Saint chapels. We have a stake here [in] Nairobi. We had a stake conference today. It was a thrill to meet with the people. More than a thousand people gathered, [and they were] so reverent [and had a] beautiful choir, [an] excellent stake presidency, [and a] patriarch on the stand. How can I express my joy when I see such progress?”—President Russell M. Nelson3

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“Africa has been held in reserve by the Lord…Africa will someday be seen as a bright land full of gospel hope and happiness.”4—Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

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Africa LDS quote Elder Holland

  2. “President Hinckley Uplifts Members in Nova Scotia, Africa, Northern Mexico” Ensign, May 1998.
  3. Richard M. Romney, “Africa” Ensign,  Dec 2013.
  4. “Mormons in Africa: A Bright Land of Hope” Mormon Newsroom, 22 FEB 2011.

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