Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just two hours before Elder and Sister Gates spoke at their mission farewell they received a call from their Stake President informing them that their mission assignment had changed from Greece to...
the Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa Mission
Entering the MTC on June 28
The mission includes the following countries:
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The Congo
  • Gabon
  • Camerron
  • Central African Republic

Languages:  Many different languages, but each of the countries list French as a shared language.

Other Notes:
  1. A portion of the mission was recently split off because of the success in the growth of the Church.
  2. Some districts in the interior have had attendance at district conference in the thousands.
  3. Several members who live in areas without an organized congregation walk up to 200 miles for two weeks to attend Church meetings and gather additional Church literature and scriptures to share with fellow family and friends.
  4. Several groups and dependent branches also function throughout the country.
  5. Much of this growth occurs without missionaries permanently assigned to these areas.
  6. We read that the Democratic Republic of Congo has over 20,000 members of the Church, with 10,000 of them having been baptized in the past year.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot explain how RIGHT everything felt on this morning. Greece was not wrong…it just wasn’t right like the Congo felt from the beginning.