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Mission President Meets With President of Central African Republic

  Sister Howes, Africa Southeast Area Web Content Editor

  • 24 June 2012

(Left to right) Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa Mission President Brent Jameson, Central African Republic President Francois Bozize, Sister Lorraine Jameson, and CAR cabinet member Roger Langue.  Courtesy President Brent Jameson

President François Bozize, Central African Republic (CAR), hosted a meeting with President Brent Jameson in President Bozize’s office in the presidential palace in Bangui.  Sister Lorraine Jameson accompanied her husband, who presides over the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Kinshasa Mission.

According to President Jameson, “We explained that our purpose in being in his country was to support the members of our congregation there…  We presented him with a copy of the Book of Mormon and briefly explained the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith. 

“We also presented [President Bozize] with a copy of The Family: A Proclamation to the World and mentioned that we shared with him the belief in the importance of the family in society.  We gave him a copy of the Articles of Faith and read the twelfth article with him explaining our effort to teach our people to obey, honor, and sustain the laws of the land where they live.”

After the meeting President Jameson was interviewed briefly by a representative of the press for national radio and television.   Portions of that interview were broadcast later on national radio and television

The June 11, 2012 meeting was set up by President Bozize’s trusted advisor and member of his cabinet, Roger Langue.  Brother Roger Langue is the president of the Bangui Branch of the Church.  Bangui, capital city of Central African Republic is located on the Ubangi River- boundary between Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

During his visit to Central African Republic, President Jameson also visited with leaders and members of the Church’s Bangui Branch.