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In Uganda, expatriate Latter-day Saints were living and holding meetings as early as the 1960s. The first Ugandan to join the Church was Charles Osinde, who was baptized in Scotland and returned to his homeland. A couple arrived in the country in March 1990 as part of a USAID program. Meetings were then held in their home.

A branch (a small congregation) was soon created in Kampala, and in December 1990 the first missionary couple arrived in Uganda. By March 1991 an average of 30 to 35 people attended branch meetings.

Church humanitarian efforts have benefited Ugandans through such projects as delivering clothing to the Kitgum District in Northern Uganda for victims of fighting between political factions.

The first Church-built chapel, in the Kololo Branch was dedicated in 1997, and a second chapel, in Jinja, was dedicated in 1998.

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