We were very pleased to hear all the references to West Africa in General Conference this last weekend. (Pres. Uchdorf, Elder Dickenson) We are also getting to meet more people that have gone to Accra or other area in West Africa.
A brief history of the LDS church in Ghana- The LDS church was not established until 1978 in Ghana, but between 1969 and 1978 there were several congregations formed and even recognized by the Ghana Gov. as LDS , formed by local pastors and following the Book of Mormon . In 1978 the Church sent missionaries into Ghana and baptised the majority of these congregations. The Church has grown from 400 members in 1979 to almost 50,000 member with 4 Missions in Ghana and a Temple dedicated in 2004 by President Hinkley.