On September 15, 2015, Doug and Michelle Clark arrived in Accra, Ghana, where we will serve for 18 months as volunteer missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We will be supporting local Church leaders across seven West African nations along the coast from Sierra Leone through Nigeria. This is the fastest growing area in the LDS Church, with over 250,000 members in 1,000 congregations, and currently adding about 120 new congregations each year.
We will mainly be helping local leaders understand and follow financial record-keeping processes. We are also here to learn from these genuine, loving people about things that matter most. We love worshiping each Sunday in local congregations and feeling their enthusiasm for and commitment to follow the Savior in their everyday lives. It’s not a bad way to spend time together.