Mormon Church Teaches Self-Reliance
MORMON SELF-RELIANCE PROGRAM IN KENYA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always been concerned about the welfare of its members and others in the community. The Self-Reliance program, which is part of the general welfare program of the Church, is working hard in Kenya to help its members become more “self-reliant”. Philip Makau, the self-reliance manager for East Africa said, “this program is helping people to help themselves.” The Church maintains an office in the Nairobi Service Center where many volunteers help those who are starting the process of become more self-reliant.
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