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What a Ghanaian king said about attending conference and visiting Church Headquarters

His Majesty King Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional Council of Accra, Ghana, visited the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2–5, 2023. The Ga Mantse is greatly revered in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and is one of the most prominent traditional rulers in that country.

During his visit, he had the opportunity to tour Welfare Square and Brigham Young University, but the highlight of his visit came when attending the Church’s April 2023 general conference and a meeting with the First Presidency. At the Sunday afternoon session of the conference, Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles welcomed the Ga Mantse from the pulpit.

“We join with Christians around the world to honor Jesus Christ on this Palm Sunday,” said Elder Rasband during his address. “We welcome His Majesty, King [ Tackie Teiko Tsuru II] of Accra, Ghana, who is here with us today. Welcome, Your Majesty.”

King Tackie Teiko Tsuru was grateful to hear this welcome from Elder Rasband who has been to Accra several times. The king was also inspired by the words of Church President Russell M. Nelson, who spoke twice over the two days of the conference. President Nelson’s remarks focused on seeking peace.

You can read more about the Ga Mantse’s visit to Church Headquarters and thoughts on general conference on Church Newsroom.

You can also read what one Latter-day Saint living in Accra, Ghana, had to say about a leader from his country attending general conference in this article here: Who is the Ghanaian king who attended general conference?

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