And for a funny little tid bit people here have completely different stereotypes of the church because it’s so young here. Most people don’t know us at all. Most people think were just Jehovah’s Witnesses but we are known as a church that is very anti polygamy which is funny because in the US people think the LDS church still practices polygamy but here people are offended that to get baptized they can’t have two wives. Also for Benin the church is very progressive for woman’s rights. People are shocked sometimes when they come to our sacrament meeting and see that woman are giving talks teaching lessons and are supported by their husbands and treated like equals. For some men this is a foreign concept because gender roles are hardcore in this culture and like the idea that the father is supposed to provide for and serve his family and help raise the kid with his wife is a newer idea to some people. Also, there is that occasional person who jumps to rash conclusion and thinks our church practices homosexuality because they always see two guys (missionaries) living together and always walking side by side, dressed the same, teaching some gay religion or something. Not true. I just thought the perceptions of the church are so different and no one calls us Mormons not even the church members, no one.
Cotonou, a clean city
Kola with the trash
Me and Kola, the best of friends