President Monson announces temple in Kenya

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces plans to build five new temples, located in Brasília, Brazil; the greater Manila, Philippines, area; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Source: President Monson Announces Five New Temples

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Second stake in Sierra Leone approved

Missionaries serving in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission report that the Church will organize a new stake in Freetown within the near future. The new stake will become the Church’s second stake in Sierra Leone. It is unclear whether the new stake in Freetown will be organized from a division of the Freetown Sierra Leone Stake, or the advancement of the Kissy Sierra Leone District into a stake. The first stake in Sierra Leone was organized in late 2012 and holds the official title as the 3,000th stake in the worldwide church.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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First district in Rwanda

Currently the Church reports three branches in Kigali, Rwanda – all of which appear likely to be included in the new Kigali Rwanda District. Currently there is no LDS presence in Rwanda outside of the capital city of Kigali.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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New stake created in Uganda

The Church organized its third stake in Uganda on January 22nd. The Kampala Uganda South Stake was organized from a division of the Kampala Uganda Stake (renamed the Kampala Uganda North Stake). The new stake includes the following six wards and one branch: the Entebbe, Kabowa, Makindye, Nsambya , Kajjansi 1st, and Mengo Wards, and the Kajjansi 2nd Branch.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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Significant Developments in West Africa

There are several significant developments in West Africa in regards to the expansion of the Church in minimally reached or previously unreached areas.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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Important milestone rached in Nigeria: 500 wards and branches

This is an important achievement as increases in the number of congregations strongly correlates with the expansion of the Church into previously unreached areas, greater saturation of the Church in currently reached locations, increases in active members, and local leadership development.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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New district in Cameroon

The Church organized its second district in the African nation of Cameroon on December 18th. The long-awaited Douala Cameroon District was organized with five branches – four of which previously reported directly to the Republic of Congo Brazzaville Mission. Branches assigned to the new district include the Bonaberi 1st, Bonaberi 2nd, Douala, New Bell, and Village Branches.

Source: LDS Church Growth

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