The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
As of January 1, 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 30,435 members, 9 stakes and 3 districts, 107 congregations (73 wards, 34 branches), 2 missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Currently, the Democratic Republic of the Congo ranks as having the 16th highest LDS Growthrate in the world, with an annual growth rate of 13%.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began in the DR Congo (then Zaire) in 1986, the first missionaries reaching Kinshasa. The church has grown quickly since then, with the first stake being organised in 1996.
Since establishing itself in the country, the church has played a large role in providing humanitarian aid services in the nation. This has involved installing clean water distribution systems in areas where sanitation and water are low.
In 2011, it was reported that the church had reached a total of 100 congregations in the DRC
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