News Release

Young Single Adults Gather for First Conference in Uganda

A significant portion of the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uganda is made up of youth between the ages of 18 - 30, who if not yet married, are refered to as Young Single Adults.

In an effort to bring this age group together, help them gain confidence in their Church membership, widen their circle of friends and provide better opportunities to meet future marriage companions, the Church recently organised a three-day residential conference at a rented secondary school facility in Mukono.

The historic event brought youth together from branches of the Church throughout Uganda and was attended by over 180 people. The theme of the conference was "Born to Lead".

After checking in, an orientation meeting was held in which the purpose of the conference was highligted and the youth were set up in groups of 10-12. A counselor was assigned to each group to direct them during the entire conference. In the days that followed, the young people were taught the value of being true disciples of Jesus Christ, the need for continual self-improvement and physical fitness, as well as other critical values they should be focusing on in their lives. Other fun activities that the youth enjoyed included skits, picture-taking, games, talent shows, cheer-offs and a dance,

Nancy Apiyo from Gulu commented, “The conference united us from different tribes, different branches, and different languages.  It helped us realize we are of the same mind and heart and we can build Zion in Uganda.”

Bishop Kibiina and Kajansi, who were the directing couple overseeing the event, informed the youth that based on the great success of this year's conference, they plan to make this an annual event.



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