Saturday, April 5, 2014

Two New Missions to be Created This July in Africa

The Church announced the creation of two new missions this summer in Cote d'Ivoire and the Republic of the Congo.

Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan West Mission
The Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission will be divided to create the Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan West Mission. Both missions will be headquartered in Abidjan - the most populous city in Cote d'Ivoire. The new mission will include all administrative divisions in Cote d'Ivoire except for Agnéby, Moyen-Comoé, Sud-Comoé, and Zanzan, and eastern areas of Lagunes. The Church has experienced some of its most rapid growth ever within Cote d'Ivoire within the past few years as noted in recent posts on this blog. Currently there are five stakes and three districts in Cote d'Ivoire, with the most recent district being created last Sunday (Gagnoa).

The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Mission
As reported in March, the Church will organize a new mission from a division of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission. The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Mission will include the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. There is one stake and one district within the area that will be serviced by the new mission.

4 comments:

James Crowther said...

Here is the Link to the announcement:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600158/Two-new-missions.html

It is interesting the Graphics they Included. The Label for Angola is Wrong, they put "Gibon" there. The Brazzaville Mission goes all they way to that Boarder, so the Matadi Branch in the DRC is induced in the new mission. But if label for Angola is wrong, the boundaries might also be incorrect.

It appears the new Mission in Cote d'Ivoire containes the two west Abidjan Stakes.

Mike Johnson said...

The Gagnoa Cote d'Ivoire District, Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission, was created on 30 March. There are 4 branches in the district:

Babre Branch
Garahio Branch
Ouragahio Branch
Zapata Branch


The Zapata Branch, Gagnoa Cote d'Ivoire District, Cote d'Ivoire Abidjan Mission was also created on 30 March.


The Education Ridge and Vitin branches, Ghana Kumasi Mission, were created on 30 March. There are now 6 independent branches in the mission:

Nkawkaw Ghana District
Obuasi Ghana District
Sunyani Ghana District
Agona-Asamang Branch
Bibiani Branch
Education Ridge Branch
Ghana Kumasi Mission Branch
Mampong Branch
Vitin Branch

Bryan Dorman said...

The Education Ridge and Vitin Branches, are the first two OFFICIAL congregations created in the northern Ghanian city of Tamale, where more than 4 out of 5 people there are Muslim. Pretty neat achievement.

Ray said...

Growth in Church Units for March and Year to Date:

MARCH + 24 W&Br; + 31 W - 7 br + 7 stakes + 1 district + 1 temple

Africa + 7 W + 1 br, + 1 stake + 2 districts; Cameroon + 1 br; Cote D'Ivoire + 2 W + 1 Br + 1 dist.; Ghana + 2 W- 2 br; Nigeria + 1 W; Sierra Leone + 1 br + 1 dist; South Africa + 2W +1 stake

Asia + 3 W + 1 br, + 1 stake - 1 district; Micronesia + 1 st - 1 dist; Mongolia - 1 W + 1 br; Philippines + 3 W; South Korea + 1 W - 1 br; Taiwan + 1 br

Europe + 10 W - 9 br, + 1 stake; Albania + 6 W - 6 br + 1 stake - 1 district; Cape Verde + 1 br + 1 district; France - 1 br; Italy + 1 W; Portugal + 1 br, Spain + 3 W - 4 br

Pacific Region No Changes

North America + 12 W - 2 br, + 3 stakes + 1 temple; US + 10 W - 1 br + 3 stales + 1 temple

South America - 1 W + 2 br + 1 stake; Argentina - 3 W - 1 br; Bolivia + 1 br; Brazil + 3 W + 1 br + 1 stake; Peru - 1 W + 1 br

YEAR TO DATE
(first 3 months of 2014)

Africa + 25 W&Br; + 2 stakes + 3 districts
Asia + 12 W&Br; + 1 stake + 0 districts (+1-1)
Europe + 1 W&Br; + 1 stake + 0 districts (+1-1)
North America + 45 W&Br; + 7 stakes - 1 dist. + 1
temple
Pacific + 0 W&Br; + 1 stake
South America - 15 W&Br; + 1 stake

Total + 68 (+ 77 Wards - 9 Branches), + 13 stakes
+ 2 districts + 1 temple