Stake History

2021 Stake Division

The Wellington Sierra Leone Stake was organized from a division of the Kissy Sierra Leone Stake (organized in 2017) and the Kossoh Town Sierra Leone District (organized in 2014) by Elder Jörg Klebingat, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Daniel Kabason, an Area Seventy.. The new stake includes the following five wards and one branch: the Allen Town, Calaba Town, Congo Water, Grassfield, Wellington 1st, and Wellington 2nd Wards, and the Allen Town Branch. [1]

WELLINGTON SIERRA LEONE STAKE: (Oct. 10, 2021) President — Sammy Baldwin Moses, 41, Petroleum Regulatory Agency fleet clerk; wife, Hassanatu Tarawallie Moses. Counselors — Patrick Amara Momoh, 45, Heritage General Services LTC security coordinator; wife, Stella Demeh Momoh. Yusufu Bindi, 39, Sierra Leone Police inspector; wife, Ann Marie Bindi.[2]

The Church has experienced rapid growth in the Kissy Sierra Leone Stake since its organization in 2017 from a district. The new stake is the Church's fourth stake in the Freetown metropolitan area. There are now eight stakes and two districts in Sierra Leone. The first stake in Sierra Leone was organized in 2012.

Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone'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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