What we refer to as the "Temple Complex" is a little "temple square". It's a gated area where the temple, the area administration building, a stake center and apartments are located to serve the needs of the church.
As always the grounds are well kept and beautiful
I love these palm trees that grow in a fan!
The Accra Temple is smaller but beautiful and functional. The first session is 10:30 a.m. and sessions are held every 2 hours. I believe they only have one endowment room that holds 40.
We try to get there every week and so enjoy our sessions.
I get a special fitting for my dress at no charge.
The temple is an hour from our apartment because of traffic and it takes about 40 cedes (currently 3.6:1 exchange)each way in a taxi; so we try to schedule meetings and temple attendance on the same days.
Church Administration Building for the Area Offices (all of West Africa - 17 countries)
We attended a FHE at the home of the DTA (Director of Temporal Affairs). It was on the property and very nice. Other Area Authority personnel live in the complex area.
Missionary apartments are very comfortable also. Only the area missionaries and traveling couple missionaries stay there. Other missionaries have apartments near where they serve.
Randy and Sheryle Crisp who are serving in the Accra Mission, have their offices not far from this complex.
They run the mission office for President & Sister Heid.
David and Delynn Heid just came as our new Mission President for the Accra Mission.
They had previously served a PEF mission in Ghana.
We discovered they are good friends of the Rudens,
our son-in-law's parents.
We had a very interesting visit with President Norman Hill of the Accra West Mission, located not far from the complex, He is personally trying to get some of the people in his mission set up with a chicken coop to help them support themselves. He and his wife, Raelene, attended the FHE.
We had a lovely visit with Philippe and Regula Kradolfer when we had dinner at Stephen Abu's home. Philippe is the DTA for West Africa (Director of Temporal Affairs) They are converts from Switzerland and such a delightful couple. They have worked for the church all over the world for the past 32 years and will soon return to Salt Lake.
Philippe is an amazing photographer. Some of his works hang in the West Africa Administration Building. He showed us his photos of Africa - Incredible.
I'd love to have one hanging in our home!
We meet regularly with Elder John Koranteng in the Administration Building
He is the Area Authority over PEF for all of West Africa and has been so supportive.
So many good people to get to know and love! All doing great things to serve the people of Africa