Young adult center in South Africa a catalyst for rescue efforts

When Ellis and Glenda Stonehocker of Calgary, Alberta, Canada submitted their mission papers in 2010, they said they’d “do anything and go anywhere.” “Anywhere” was Johannesburg, South Africa, and “anything” turned out to be helping to establish the first young single adult center on the African continent.

On November 4, 2011, the young adults of the Soweto South Africa Stake held their first activity in a building added to the stake property to be used exclusively as the young adult center.

A Center in Soweto

Although there are approximately 150 such centers throughout Europe and a few scattered throughout the United States, Africa now has just three so far. In addition to the Soweto location, centers have been created in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

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