I always love watching any segment from the LDS World Report on Africa. I don’t know why, but I find the growth there so exciting and intriguing. Certainly, as in any other place in the world, the church is the best hope for these communities. In this article Elder Sitati talks about how he believes that the members in Africa “are largely unaffected” by previous ban for black men in the priesthood.
He also talks about the growth in Africa and the high retention rate of its members. He cites something I have never heard of, the expansion on the Perpetual Education Fund called, “Self-Reliance Services . . . a doctrinally based, fully supported initiative providing resources to support members in international areas in their efforts to become self-reliant.”