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.