News Release

Latter-day Saints Charity Remembers Ifesowapo and Ojaja Communities

On the 15th of November, 2011, about 100 people from Ifesowapo and Ojaja in the State of Osun, South West Nigeria, gathered in a spirit of celebration for the commissioning of boreholes for their communities, and to express their thanks to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is funding them.

The Ojoja borehole was commissioned by Chief Fayemi Olumayowa, the Baale (traditional ruler) of the two communities. Beaming with joy, he expressed gratitude to the church for these generous gifts and promised that they will be cherished and well cared for.

The Ifesowapo borehole was commissioned by Mr. M. A. Olafare, Chairman Ifesowapo Community. He enjoined the communities to care for these wonderful gifts.

The Vice Chairman of Ife Central Local Government, Mr. Oluwaseyi Towobola, was among the dignitaries present. While thanking the Church, he called on other faith organizations to emulate the Church, thereby alleviating the peoples suffering. He promised to join hands with the communities in the maintenance of the boreholes.

Representing LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stephen Opoku, who is also the Project Co-coordinator, described the project as part of the widespread effort of the Church to provide clean water where it is needed worldwide. He commended the resolve of the communities to ensure that the boreholes will serve them for several years.

After the ceremonies, members of the two communities including school children were seen fetching water happily and were thanking the Church for providing clean water for their use.

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