Monday, November 11, 2013
LDS Church Becomes Officially Registered with the Rwandan Government
At the end of last month, missionaries serving in the Uganda Kampala Mission reported that the Church had officially obtained government registration in Rwanda. The Church had begun the registration process a year or two earlier and assigned the first young full-time missionaries in September 2012. Government registration will now permit the Church to assign additional full-time missionary companionships and openly proselyte whereas missionaries previously worked off of member referrals. The Uganda Kampala Mission had taken steps to expand outreach prior to receiving official registration. Within the past year, the mission opened two new branches in Kigali and local members report steady increases in active membership in two of the three currently functioning branches.