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First stake in Cape Verde 'Humble, sincere' members rejoice

Sunday, April 29, 2012, was a historic day for members of the Church in Cape Verde (also known as Cabo Verde) as the first stake in that country was organized by Elder Erich W. Kopischke, Europe Area President, with assistance from his second counselor Elder José A. Teixeira.

This island nation, located 350 miles off the coast of West Africa, has a population of about 500,000 and was a former Portuguese colony. Growth of the Church has been steady since the first missionaries arrived in early 1989, and today more than 8,000 Latter-day Saints are scattered throughout six of the nine inhabited islands.

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