Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rwanda Dedicated For The Preaching Of The Gospel

The LDS Church News reported that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland dedicated the country of Rwanda for missionary work August 27th. Rwanda has a population of about 10 million people that speaks English, French, Kinyarwanda, and Swahili. Currently Rwanda is part of the Uganda Kampala Mission and will likely receive proselyting missionaries soon. As of now there is only one branch in the country and only 17 members. There have been many baptisms so far this year and attendance at the Kigali Branch has climbed to around 40 or 50 as of last Spring.

2 comments:

andrew said...

I wonder if the church will ever return to Burundi? Matt, you should make a list of countries that used to have a church presence but do not currently.

Emma Yoder said...

I am going over there in January. If you have more information about the Kigali ward, could you please email me at emmayoder@gmail.com?