Saturday, November 30, 2013
Gabon Dedicated for Missionary Work
On November 5th, LDS apostle Elder David A. Bednar dedicated the Central African country of Gabon for missionary work. Approximately 80 members, investigators, and visitors attended a special fireside held after the historic event. The Church assigned its first senior missionary couple earlier this year to Gabon and missionaries report that the first young proselytizing missionaries will arrive any day to begin formal proselytism efforts. The Church organized the Libreville Branch approximately a year ago. Gabon is assigned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission and has a population of 1.6 million people. Prospects appear highly favorable for the Church to divide the mission in 2014 and create a separate mission headquartered in Cameroon to service Cameroon and Gabon.