Stake History[]

2020 Stake Division[]

The Church organized a new stake in Cote d'Ivoire on November 15th. The Koumassi Cote d'Ivoire Stake was organized from a division of the Port-Bouet Cote d'Ivoire Stake (organized in 2012 and most recently divided in 2016 to create the Grand-Bassam Cote d'Ivoire Stake). The new stake includes the following eight wards and one branch: the Anoumabo, Koumassi, Marcory, Prodomo, Remblais, Sicogi, Vridi 1st, and Vridi 2nd Wards, and the Vridi Canal Branch.

A new stake has been created from the Port-Bouet Cote d’Ivoire Stake. The Koumassi Cote D’Ivoire Stake, which consists of the Vridi Canal Branch and the Anoumabo, Koumassi, Marcory, Prodomo, Remblais, Sicogi, Vridi 1st and Vridi 2nd wards, was created by Elder Jörg Klebingat, General Authority Seventy, and Elder John A. Koranteng, an Area Seventy.[1]

KOUMASSI COTE D’IVOIRE STAKE: (November 15, 2020) President — Omon Medard Bole, 55, Cargill West Africa trainer in sustainable agriculture; wife, Amenan Odette Yao Bole. Counselors — Bi Ouga Lucien Zebli, 55, MOVIS CI chauffeur challenger; wife, Ouga Tia Veronique Zebli. Vihevalo Thiernos Bah Bi, 50, Intertek West Africa chemist; wife, Lou Younan Laure Nanti Bah.

There are now 14 stakes in Abidjan - more stakes than any other city on the Afro-Eurasian landmass. There are now 16 stakes and 17 districts in Cote d'Ivoire. The creation of several additional stakes appears imminent in Cote d'Ivoire. The following stakes are likely to divide to create new stakes in the immediate future: the Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon North Stake (10 wards), the Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Niangon South Stake (10 wards), the Cocody Cote d'Ivoire Stake (13 wards), the Dokui Cote d'Ivoire Stake (11 wards), and the Yamoussoukro Cote d'Ivoire Stake (10 wards, 1 branch).[2]

Cote d'Ivoire Home Centered Church Opportunities[]

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Cote d'Ivoire's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Local Recreation:

Accra Ghana Temple[]


The Accra Ghana Temple is the 117th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Ghana, after second African temple after Johannesburg South Africa Temple (1985). The tradition of holding a youth cultural celebration before the dedication of a temple began with the dedication of the Accra Ghana Temple at the request of President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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