Below is a list of cities recently opened by missionaries or soon to be opened by missionaries.
- Coari, Amazonas, Brazil
- Rorainopolis, Roraima, Brazil
- Nakuru, Kenya
- Gjakove, Kosovo
- Izmir, Turkey
In Kenya, the opening of Nakuru to missionary work is a major development considering the city is the country's third most populous. One group operates with approximately 14 active members. There are currently 41 wards and branches and over 10,000 members in Kenya.
In Kosovo, the opening of Gjakove is a significant milestone as it is the second city in Kosovo to have an LDS presence establish. The Church remains very small in Kosovo and likely has fewer than 50 members on church records.
In Brazil, the opening of two cities to missionary activity in the Amazon Basin is a major development as the Church has not opened additional cities in this region for many years. Coari was previously the most populous city in the Amazon Basin without an LDS presence.
In the coming months, we will likely see large numbers of additional cities open to missionaries for the first time. This has potential to accelerate membership and congregational growth, especially in locations where populations exhibit high receptivity to the Church.