AT A GLANCE
- First Church presence in Uganda: 1990
- Church registered in Uganda: 1991
- Church dedicated for missionary work: 1991
- Uganda Kampala Mission formed: 2005
- Church membership:13,249
- Church congregations: 19
HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN UGANDA
1980s: Several Ugandans livIng abroad joined the Church and returned to Uganda.
1989: Charles Osinde, a native Ugandan, joined the Church in 1989, while living in Scotland. In October 1989, Guy and Peggy Denton, Church members from Utah, moved to Uganda to organize agricultural education programs at Makasero University. The Dentons held Church services in their home.
1990: Elder Robert E. Sackley, a counselor in the United Kingdom-Ireland-Africa Area Presidency, visited Uganda and began applying for legal recognition of the Church.
1990: Mugisa James Collins was the first native Ugandan to be baptised in the country.
1991: The first congregation in Uganda was organised.
1991: Elder James E. Faust of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated Uganda for missionary work.
1992: The first Ugandan missionaries, Robert Kagabo and Amos Tumwesigye, arrived.
1992: Seminary and Institute were organized.
1997: Two meetinghouses were constructed in Uganda, one in Jinja and the other in Kampala.
2005: The Uganda Kampala Mission if formed.