Accra Ghana Temple

Accra Ghana Temple
Accra Ghana Temple

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Employee Christmas Socials 2011

Gregg went to all the Employee Christmas Socials in West Africa this year...and he took me with him!  The largest one was in Accra, where we have the greatest number of employees.  We also visited employees in Lagos, Nigeria as well as Aba, Nigeria (Niger River Delta) and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). 

Ivory Coast is a French speaking country.  Everyone was kind enough to employ their English while we were there.  Abidjan totally amazed me.  They have a downtown with skyscrapers!  The freeway (yes, freeway) is 3 lanes each way and flowing.  Abidjan has a wonderful 5 star hotel, the Tiama (only equalled by the Hilton in Abuja, Nigeria) with a wonderful restaurant.  There are some things the French do very well....  

Each social had a Christmas program.  That is really important in sharing the spirit of Christmas; the music, the story, and a gift from the First Presidency to each employee.  We enjoyed the premier performance of the Ivory Coast Employee Choir (all five of them sang).  They said they were very honored by my visit; the first wife of a DTA ever to visit Cote d'Ivoire!       

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