"You will be an official representative of the Church. . . . Your purpose will be to invite others to come unto Christ . . . Greater blessings and more happiness than you have yet experienced await you as you humbly and prayerfully serve the Lord in this labor of love among His children. We place our confidence in you." Thomas S. Monson

Friday, June 14, 2013

This is Africa, my home . . .

Elder Jenkins with President and Sister Weed

A long 34 hours after leaving Provo, Elder Jenkins arrived in Cotonou Benin last night at about 8:15 pm local time.  He spent the night with President and Sister Weed in their home his first night in Africa.  After some training and an interview today, he made the 4-hour drive to Togo to meet his first companion and trainer and get acquainted with his new home, in Africa.  Isn't his smile contagious?  The real adventure now begins. . . .


  1. Congratulations! May God be with you always. Have a nice time in Africa. I hope you'll be safe.

    Joseph Pyon

  2. Preston, I'm so glad you arrived in Togo safely! I look forward to reading about your journey.