The event is the first of its kind for the Church in Namibia, a country with a population of approximately 2 million people located on Africa's west coast between Angola and South Africa. In the Church, Namibia belongs to the South Africa Cape Town Mission and Africa Southeast Area.
Also, it is believed to be the first such program in a national legislature outside of Australia. Elder Colin Fragar, a full-time missionary from Australia serving in the Cape Town mission, modeled the excursion after similar events in his homeland.
Highlights of the day in Parliament included personal meetings with selected politicians, a personalized tour of Parliament, lunch with legislators in the parliamentary restaurant and recognition of the group of young LDS adults during the parliamentary session by the Speaker of the National Assembly.