Mormons in Africa: Ugandan Latter-day Saints Moving the Church Forward

by | Feb. 24, 2011

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While the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uganda is young — organized in the early 1990s — nearly 7,000 people in this East African nation have already joined the global faith.

“Missionaries are baptizing [new members] almost every Sunday,” said Ugandan Jimmy Carter Okot, president of the Kampala Uganda Stake (a stake is similar to a diocese). “The Church is growing rapidly and the members are very faithful.”

Membership growth throughout the world is a challenge, but it’s a challenge the Church doesn’t mind having. “People are looking for a solid anchor in a world of shifting values,” said Gordon B. Hinckley, former Church president. “They are welcomed as new converts and are made to feel at home. They feel the warmth of the fellowship of the Saints.”

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