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Africa Mormon Helping Hands celebrates five years with 120k hours of service

More than 120,000 hours of service were rendered in over 40 African countries, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius in celebration of the 5th Annual All Africa Mormon Helping Hands day Saturday, 20 August 2011.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Nairobi (Kenya), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) to Maputo (Mozambique), Harare (Zimbabwe) to Accra (Ghana), Lusaka (Zambia) to Gaborone (Botswana) and Luanda (Angola) to Windhoek (Namibia) participated.

Elder Stephen Harms, a missionary for the Church, said, “Washing windows, weeding, planting vegetables, picking up trash and beautifying communities are ways we demonstrate our desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ. We try to serve as He did.”

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