3 June 2018 | LDS Charities, the humanitarian organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has made a donation of modern restroom facilities to Bosuso Seventh-day Adventist School in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. The school was in dire need of the facilities.

“I am overwhelmed, looking at how these small children always have to make their way to the bush, whether there are snakes or not they still have to go there before they can ease themselves,” said Evelyn Kwetey, headmistress of the school, saying that up until this point, students had been forced to endure the smell of open defectation in their classrooms.

“The LDS Church is a Christian community that is doing so much good all over the country,” said Mr. Tweneboah Oware, District Chief Executive of the Fanteakwa South District Assembly.

The local leader called for upkeep of the LDS gift to the Adventist school saying, “Let us ensure the maintenance of this facility. It is mostly said that Ghanaians do not have a good maintenance culture but let us change the narrative henceforth.”

Sister Linda Redlin, Humanitarian Missionary for LDS Charities thanked school authorities and community members for their support and underscored that the facilities had been, “made possible because of the contribution of the over 60 million members of the Church worldwide. We love this school and we are always excited to visit you.” (The LDS church claims only 16 million members, not 60 million.)

According to news site Modern Ghana, a number of dignitaries attended the event including Pastor Samuel Bonya Arloo, President of East Ghana Conference of the Adventist Church.

The East Ghana Conference has 9,624 members and 69 churches according to the denomination’s Office of Archives, Statistics and Research.

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