Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Temple

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On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in the Republic of the Congo. The Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Temple will be the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in this African nation. There are three temples in the neighboring country of the Democratic Republic of Congo.[1]

Church membership in the Republic of the Congo is close to 10,000 in 28 congregations.[2]

In the 1980s, Latter-day Saints who had been baptized abroad began returning to the Republic of the Congo. In 1991 those in Brazzaville gathered together and, under the direction of the mission president across the Congo River in Kinshasa, began organizing the Church in the Republic of the Congo. The first baptisms took place in June 1991, and the government recognized the Church in October. By the time Elders Russell M. Nelson and Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited in 1992 to dedicate the country for the preaching of the gospel, the first district had already been organized. Civil unrest during the 1990s often disrupted the work of full-time missionaries.[3]

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city in the Republic of the Congo.

Location

The Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Temple is currently in the planning stages. No location has been announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



Temples in Africa

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