Monday, May 2, 2016

First LDS Branch Created in Senegal

Members living in Senegal report that the first official LDS branch was recently organized in the capital city of Dakar. The Church has operated a member group in Dakar for at least one year. In mid-2015, the Dakar Group appeared to entirely consistent of foreigners who temporarily lived in the country for employment purposes. Senegal is not currently assigned to an LDS mission. The country is directly administered by the Africa West Area. In late 2015, the Church noted that it had plans to assign senior missionaries to serve in Dakar.

The Senegalese population is 94% Muslim and 5% Christian, with most Christians concentrated in the Dakar area. Most speak French and Wolof. There are no restrictions on religious freedom. Other missionary-focused Christian groups such as Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses have maintained a presence in Senegal for many years.


Eduardo Clinch said...
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Eduardo Clinch said...

Great! Now on to the Guineas and the Gambia!