The Freeze and the Thaw : The LDS Church and the State in Ghana of the 1980s
The Worldwide Church : Mormonism as a Global Religion
BYU Religious Studies Center; Deseret Book
In this chapter, J.B. Haws tells the story of the Ghanian freeze in June 1989 where the government of Ghana suspended all activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After 18 months of tight restrictions, the freeze was lifted. Haws seeks to provide a clearer understanding of what it was about the LDS Church that aroused suspicion from the Ghanian government. He also seeks to answer questions like: What was life like during the freeze for Ghanian Mormons? What changed during and after the freeze?