The first LDS district in Angola named the Luanda Angola District was organized today and includes three branches in the capital city of Luanda (Cassequel, Luanda 1st, and Luanda 2nd). The first LDS congregation in Angola was organized in the mid-1990s and full-time missionaries were first assigned in the late 2000s. Angola currently has 932 Latter-day Saints meeting in three branches and several groups scattered throughout the country. Prospects for a future LDS mission based in Luanda are extremely likely for the immediate future.
The first LDS district in Malawi named the Blantyre Malawi District was organized a week ago and includes four branches in Blantyre (Blantyre 1st, Blantyre 2nd, Ndirande, and Zingwangwa); the latter two branches were organized at the same time the district was created. Concentrated LDS missionary activity in Malawi commenced in the early 2000s in Blantyre. Malawi will be included in the new Zambia Lusaka Mission which will be organized this July and include Malawi and Zambia. Additional church growth developments in Malawi include the creation of the Lilongwe Branch in late 2007 and a second branch in Lilongwe a couple months ago (the Kauma Branch). Both branches in Lilongwe do not pertain to a stake or district. The first organized branch in Malawi, the Sitima Branch was discontinued a few years ago due to its remote location and administrative challenges. Missionaries report that recently an LDS group has officially been organized for church services in the nearby, more populated city of Liwonde. Currently there are six branches, one home group, and 925 members.
The Saguenay Quebec District was recently discontinued and the three branches of the former district are now administered by the Longueuil Quebec Stake. Few active members, long distances between the three branches, and few priesthood leaders likely contributed to the closure of the district.