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Angola Information

Angola Information
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AT A GLANCE

  • Church officially recognized in Angola:  1992
  • First congregation organized in Luanda : 1996
  • Angola Luanda Mission formed: 2013
  • Current number of congregations: 8
  • Current Church membership in Angola: 1684
  • Number of meeting locations: 6
  • Nearest temple:  Johannesburg, South Africa

HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN ANGOLA

  • 1970s: First Angolan Church members
  • 1992:  Elder Earl C Tingey applies for formal recognition
  • 1996: Luanda Branch organized by Elder J. Richard Clarke    
  • 2003 – present: Humanitarian aid assistance
  • 2005: Under Mozambique Maputo Mission
  • 2008: Cassequel Branch formed
  • 2008: First LDS missionaries in Angola
  • 2010:  Elder D. Todd Christofferson dedicated land and opened it to missionary work
  • 2011: Seminary and Institute program started
  • 2013: Angola Luanda Mission formed