By assignment from the Area Presidency, Gregg and I went to Cape Coast to represent them at a youth production called "A Mighty Change." This pageant occurred August 28, 2010 in each country of the West Africa Area; and in some cases, at several locations within a particular country. The same pageant was occurring in Accra simultaneously with the one we attended in Cape Coast. The Cape Coast production included youth from 3 stakes and 2 districts (about 1200 youth).
As we traveled to Cape Coast we took 1200 neon green t-shirts imprinted with "A Mighty Change" to be given to each young participant as a remembrance of this day. The production ran for about 2 1/2 hours. It was well done with a very professional sound system. The venue was the very prominent town square which had been prepared with chairs for the audience, mats for the youth to sit on, and canopy coverings for all. There was a nice cement stage with stairs. The curtain was suspended on a rope and worked by manual operation of the stage crew. The costumes were colorful and handmade. Our favorite was the sheep. The play depicted scenes from the Book of Mormon, including Ammon protecting the King's sheep.
We were particularly glad about this performance for 3 reasons:
Youth from a large geographic area were able to get together with other youth who believe as they do.
These youth will remember the truths of the Book of Mormon from the scenes they portrayed.
The whole thing succeeded due to a strong coordinated effort by local Priesthood leaders; pulling something together that was very nice.