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Democratic Republic of Congo Information

Democratic Republic of Congo Information
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AT A GLANCE

  • Church officially recognized in DRC:  1986
  • DRC Kinshasa Mission formed: 1987
  • Current Church membership in DRC: 42,689
  • Current number of congregations: 145
  • Number of stakes: 12
  • Nearest temple:  Kinshasa Democratic Republic Temple announced 2011

HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

1960 -1980: Natives baptised in other countries.

1984: Nkitabungi Mbuyi, a returned missionary native  that had been living in Belgium returns to DRC and begins correspondence with church head quarters hoping to establish the church in his country.

1986: The Church receives Legal recognition from the government. First official church meeting held in Nkitabungi's parent's house. First official native baptisms in the country performed. Church purchases a villa and remodels it into a meeting house, and Kinshasa Branch is organized.

1987 : Kinshasa Mission organised.

1988: Kinshasa District organized.

1991: Due to civil unrest,  mission headquarters moved to Brazzaville. The mission was closed  in  1993, and then reopened again in 1994, and the office was returned to Kinshasa.