Tuesday, December 18, 2012
First LDS Branch Created in Gabon
Two Sundays ago, the Church created its first branch in the African country of Gabon. The Libreville Branch was organized from the Libreville Group and had 15 local members in attendance. The Church obtained government registration within the past couple months, paving the way for the organization of an official church congregation in the country. Missionaries serving in the DR Congo Kinshasa Mission report plans are underway to assign a senior missionary couple and young proselytizing missionaries to Gabon as soon as possible. Prior to assignment to the DR Congo Kinshasa Mission earlier this year, an administrative branch operated by the Africa Southeast Area serviced Gabon as a means of tracking any members residing in the country.