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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The first missionaries arrived in Kinshasa in February 1986, when the Church received legal status. Meetings were first held in the homes of members. Then the Church purchased a villa and had it remodeled into a meetinghouse. In September 1986, at the first meeting in the 200-seat facility, 208 Church members attended.

Many young men and young families were converted in the first year. In July 1987, membership reached 300. Some 20 of the new converts were called as local missionaries to extend the work.

The Zaire Kinshasa Mission was created in 1987, and nine years later the Church had grown sufficiently for a stake (diocese) to be organized.

In 1991 a religious education program for youth and young adults was introduced.

 

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