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LDS Mission President Visits Anglican Bishop of Enugu

It is an history making joyful event when the Bishop of Anglican Communion, Enugu, Bishop Emmanuel Olisa Chukwuma play host to visiting leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Freebody Mensah, president of the Enugu Mission of the Church, accompanied by his wife, Esther Mensah and leaders of the Enugu Nigeria District. A district is a collection of a couple of small congregations of the church.

The visit is part of the Church’s bridge-building effort with other religious leaders, government officials and leaders of thought. It is aimed at establishing an Evangelical platform which would strengthen Christian families and endear harmony and peace in the society.

Welcoming the Church’s team, Bishop Chukwuma expressed joy at the thoughtfulness of the Church leaders in extending a hand of friendship to other churches. He stated that the visit was timely and necessary, as there was need for co-operation among churches and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

He expressed happiness over the good relationship between the church and the Anglican Communion, saying: “we the religious leaders must endeavor to live and extend our learning and understanding of Christ’s teachings, according to the gospel we evangelize”.

The Anglican Bishop also underlined the need for cooperation among churches, saying: “This year, we must do all it takes legitimately to establish an evangelical platform – be it through workshops, church organized lectures, or summit where we would be exchanging invitations to present Gospel-related talks, focused at deepening the understanding of family values and virtues. This would strengthen families, inspire and encourage the young, as well as increase scripture learning.


In his response, President Freebody Mensah told his host that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concentrates its efforts in preaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, with the view to helping people make righteousness their guiding principle.


President Mensah and his entourage were later conducted on a guided tour of “the Lord’s Place,” the official residence and office of the Bishop of the Anglican Communion of Nigeria and leader of the South East chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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