Monday, February 13, 2012

Mission Realignment in Southeastern Europe

Full-time missionaries serving in the Albania Tirana and Adriatic Missions report that both missions have been realigned.  The Albania Tirana Mission was renamed the Adriatic South Mission whereas the Adriatic Mission was renamed the Adriatic North Mission. 

In addition to Albania, the Adriatic South Mission now includes Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro.  Missionaries report that mission leaders are drafting plans to assign the first proselytizing missionaries to Macedonia and Montenegro in the coming months and increasing the number of missionaries assigned to Kosovo.  Some Serbian-speaking missionaries from the Adriatic North Mission - formerly the Adriatic Mission - will also be assigned to work in non-Albanian-speaking areas.

The Adriatic North Mission now includes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia.  LDS missionaries have been assigned and branches have operated in Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia for two decades.  Senior missionaries have recently begun working in Bosnia and Herzegovina where two congregations meet in Sarajevo and Banja Luka.

With the assignment of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Montenegro to missions and the prospective opening of each country to LDS proselytism within the coming months, all countries in Europe will have an LDS presence for the first time with the exception of a few city-states such as San Marino and Liechtenstein.  Notwithstanding this significant church growth development, hundreds of cities throughout Europe remain unreached by the LDS Church.

22 comments:

McKenzie Marie said...

I just opened my mission call yesterday to the new Adriatic North Mission, speaking Croatian! I couldn't be more excited!

McKenzie Marie said...

I just opened my mission call yesterday to the new Adriatic North Mission, speaking Croatian! I couldn't be more excited!

Scott said...

Last week I oped my call to serve in the Adriatic South Mission Albanian Speaking!

Dixie said...

My son just opened his call for the South mission leaving for the mtc Jul 18. Exciting for both of you.

Clara said...

McKenzie! I just got my call too! Same day, same mission, same language!! When do you report to the MTC?

Carolina Trumbo said...

My daughter is in Bosnia.. She is one of the 6 missionaries serving over there. She is only been there for less than a week but is loving it. Congratulations to your mission calls.

emminer said...

Oh man!! How exciting! I served in Croatia in 2008. Dobro dosla :)

wynemom1111 said...

Our grandson is assigned to Adriatic South. He opened his call today and reports to the MTC on April 18th!

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Wendi & Loren said...

Congrats on your mission calls - I was one of the first 2 sisters to serve in this area (Croatia and Serbia)!!! Glad to see more sisters going there - they need you!

Lisa C said...

My son Conrad will be entering the MTC this wed for the Adriatic South Mission. He is so excited. I am so happy for him. He has such a strong testimony, he will create miricles

diamonds are a girls best friend said...

Hi, My husband and I are trying to get phone numbers and addresses for the Mission Office in the Adriatic South Mission...An email address to the Mission office would be extremely helpful. If any of you have this information please write us. We need to desparetly get a hold of the Mission President.

Matt said...

Here is all the information I have:'

Rruga Qemal Stafa, Near the Hospital nr. 5
TIRANA
ALBANIA
+355 68-201-6570

Good Luck!

diamonds are a girls best friend said...

Does anyone have an email for the Adriatic South Mission Office or President?

diamonds are a girls best friend said...

Thanks Matt

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

A friend of mine who is in Macedonia at the American Embassy just reported the first convert baptism in that country. What a great thing!

Michael Odiorne said...

I Just Opened my call to serve in the Adriatic North Mission, speaking Croatian! I'm thrilled, it should be a fun challenge!!!

Michael Odiorne said...

I report to the Provo MTC on September 11th 2013!

Alexander Nielsen said...

Hey I'm going to the Adriatic North Mission speaking Croatian on September 11th too!

silvije said...

Welcome all, and hope that you will have great success in converting people, from a LDS member from Croatia!

K.J. Williams said...

My grandson just got his call today to the Adriatic South Mission - Serbian speaking. Way proud of you, Nicholas!!! Opa

Nicole Cuthbert said...

My daughter just entered the MTC on July 31st assigned to the Adriatic North Mission speaking Slovenian. So proud of her.