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Stake History

2019 District Organized

The Church organized a new stake in Ghana on August 11th. The Winneba Ghana Stake was reinstated from the Winneba Ghana District. Additionally, part of the Accra Ghana Kasoa Stake was included in the new stake. The Winneba Ghana District was originally organized in 1989 and became a stake in 2014. However, the stake was discontinued when the stake was divided to organize the new stake in Swedru Ghana Stake in 2018. The reinstated Winneba Ghana Stake includes the following five wards and three branches: the Ansaful, Buduburam 1st, Buduburam 2nd, Kojo Bedu, and Winneba 2nd Wards, and the Apam, Awutu Breku, and Winneba 1st Branches. It was created by Elder Marcus B. Nash, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Isaac K. Morrison, an Area Seventy.

WINNEBA GHANA STAKE: (Aug. 11, 2019) President — Alexander Tandoh, 48, self-reliance manager, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; wife, Phyllis Morrison Tandoh. Counselors — Clarence Nii Ayitey Nelson, 32, manager, Adinelson Ltd.; wife, Faustina Boatemaa Yeboah Nelson. Kofi Nyan Amoako, 33, assistant director, Ghana Make A Difference; wife, Gloria Asabea Nyarko Amoako.[1]

This is the 38th new stake created in 2019. There are now 25 stakes and 11 districts in Ghana.

2018 Stake Dissolution

Winneba Ghana Stake was discontinued following its division to create the Swedru Ghana Stake in Aug 2018. This marks the first time in Church history that a stake has been discontinued in Ghana, albeit it is more accurate to state that the Church created a new district and no stake was discontinued given the administrative changes to stakes/districts in the Swedru/Winneba area. The Winneba Ghana District has five branches. There are now 24 stakes and 11 districts in Ghana.[2]

2017 Winneba Stake YSA Devotional

The devotional was organized with the intent of equipping the YSAs with the basic elements and principles of the 2017 Africa West Area plan, especially as related to the YSA. To this end, Elder and Sister Pierce, Area Senior Couple assigned to the YSA were called upon to act as facilitators.

The devotional was held on Saturday, 20th May 2017 at the Swedru 2nd Ward Meeting house, Swedru. President Enoch Sam, first counselor in the Winneba Ghana Stake Presidency presided, with Brother Daniel Fiifi Yankson, the high councillor assigned to the YSA conducting the session. Also in attendance was Bishop Jerriscot Mensah, the host Bishop.[3]


Ghana 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 Ghana's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.


5. Local Recreation:

    • Ghana Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
    • Pioneer Treks


Accra Ghana Temple

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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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