Thursday, April 26, 2012

New District in Zimbabwe

The Church created a new district in Zimbabwe for the first time since 2000.  The Bindura Zimbabwe District was organized last Sunday and includes four branches in the Bindura area.  There are now four stakes and two districts in Zimbabwe.

The Church experienced a significant increase in membership growth in Zimbabwe in 2011.  Since 2005, annual membership increases ranged from only 1.6% to 6.9% whereas in 2011 membership grew by 12.7%.  Congregational growth has also accelerated with several new branches recently organized in several locations throughout the country.  Prospects appear highly favorable for the creation of a second stake in Bulawayo in the near future as the Bulawayo Zimbabwe Stake currently has nine wards, six branches, and at least two groups.

1 comment:

The Haltoms said...

My son didn't mention this new district to me - I did hear however that there was going to be a new stake in the Blues ( Bulawayo ). My son and his companion were the missionaries that organized one of the new branches (Domboshawa) in late February/early March, it was something he was very excited about.

My son is currently serving a full time mission in Zimbabwe, so your stats on this country are very interesting to me. Thanks for doing this blog! :)