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Senior Citizens and Widows Honored on Republic Day

Members of the Kumasi Dichemso Stake (a group of congregations) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated Ghana Republic Day by honoring the aged and widows in their congregations.


More than 100 people over the age of 55 were honored at a special event organized by the stake.

During the event, guests and Church leaders enjoyed a meal and dancing. The program included the presentation of gifts to honor the aged and widows.

Mr. Clinton Donkor Sarkodie, a Latter-day Saint and local medical practitioner, addressed issues concerning eating and living a healthier lifestyle. He provided instruction on overcoming stress and learning to deal with the fear of death.

“We encourage you to be physically active. Exercise your mind and your body so you can stay alert,” he remarked. “Please do all you can to eat healthy foods and stay physically strong. When you do, God will increase your capacity to do His work.”

Mr. Sarkodie reminded attendees of the great work they can accomplish by serving as senior missionary couples for the Church.

On Republic Day the nation honors the memory of forefathers who fought and toiled for the freedom of Ghana. Senior citizens are also remembered for their good works and courageous acts.

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