Public Affairs Roll Out Red Carpet for Opinion Leaders

On November 30, 2018, invited Kenya opinion leaders and local media, attended a mid-day luncheon and Premier Christmas event at Lord Erroll’s Restaurant in Nairobi. Hosted by the Kenya Coordinating Council of Public Affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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On November 30, 2018, invited Kenya opinion leaders and local media, attended a mid-day luncheon and Premier Christmas event at Lord Erroll’s Restaurant in Nairobi. Hosted by the Kenya Coordinating Council of Public Affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event served as the Official Launch of “Light the World” campaign that calls on everyone to take a moment to consider the opportunities of how we must serve, love, be kind and share joy during the Christmas Season.

The Red-Carpet event, a first in Kenya, for introducing the Church’s 3rd annual Christmas initiative, Light the World—a Church and people who teach and believe in serving and giving as Christ did. Beginning the occasion, a welcome was given by Africa South East Area Director, Ellis Mnyandu from Johannesburg, S.A. And a performance by a local vocalist, Barbara Chemtai, aka,Sage, with her guitarist, sang several Christmas Carols. A short video portraying charitable deeds that introduced the Christmas Initiative, entertained and informed the guests. This year’s Light the World campaign will feature four weekly themes along with videos—Light the World, Light your Community, Light your family and Light your faith.

 A keynote address was given by politician and member, Mabel Muruli, followed by a 15-member community choir from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who sang a variety of Christmas hymns. A Question and Answer session enlightened all who had many questions. Answers were given by Mission President and Sister Msane, and West Stake President, George Munene. The event concluded with a light lunch. A culminating activity for guests was provided to help stuff donations into gift bags to be taken to the Kenyatta National Hospital children’s cancer wing. This example to Give as He gave was demonstrated with many helping hands.

The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are told to bring the Church out of obscurity. Today, thousands of members around the world serve in public affair callings and work hard to help people in government, business, education and the media, better understand who the Church is, and what the beliefs are. These public affairs councils help Church leaders build relationships with community, government and faith leaders, forming a vital bridge between the congregations and the communities they call home.

This year the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints burst forth with the Light the World campaign in Nairobi, Kenya, beginning with a worldwide day of service on December 1, 2018. YSA, the Young Single Adults, helped in collecting donations, sorting and filling the gift bags, as well as donating blood at the hospital. What greater gift could be given?

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