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    Namibia

    998

    Total Church Membership

    0.04% 1-in-2547

    Population vs. Church Members

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    In Namibia, the first formal Church organization came in 1973 when Otto Krauss was called as the presiding elder. The first Church meeting had been held in the Krauss home in April 1972.

    The first missionaries arrived in 1978, and the first branch (a small congregation) was organized in Windhoek in 1983, with Dieter Greiner as the first branch president.

    A few weeks before Namibia gained its independence on March 20, 1990, four elders and one couple began proselytizing in Windhoek. At the time there were fewer than 20 members in the entire country. Namibian president-elect Sam Nujoma had stated at the time of independence that missionaries were welcome in his country.

    The Church continued to grow. A Scouting program was organized in Windhoek that provided wholesome activities for the young men. In 1995 the seminary program for the youth was instituted. Members from Namibia joined some 5,000 other Latter-day Saints for the Regional Conference on February 18, 1996 -- the largest such gathering in South Africa.

    The first Church-built chapel in Namibia was dedicated in Windhoek on July 6, 1997 by President James O. Mason of the Seventy, President of the Africa Area.

     

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    Womba Makuwa
    Windhoek,
    Namibia
    Phone:  00 264 61 207 2621
    Phone:  00 264 61 227359
    Phone:  00 264 61 202 0229
    Mobile:  00 264 81 22 95 836

     

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples