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Saturday, June 27, 2015

First Sisters from Namibia and Malawi

Meet Sister Swartbooi from Mamibia and Sister Gomani from Malawi.  Sister Swarbooi's brother was in our last group and they are the first elder and sister from that country that we have had.  Sister Gomani is our first missionary from Malawi.  Do you know where Malawi is?  It is hard to find on the map.

Malawi AT A GLANCE     
  • Church gained legal recognition: 1995
  • Current number of congregations:  9
  • Current Church membership in Malawi: 1,931
  • 1979: First Malawian to be baptized
  • 1995: Church gained legal recognition in Malawi
  • 1999: Sitima Village Branch organized
  • 2002: Blantyre Branch organized
  • 2005: First Church-constructed meetinghouse in Blantyre
  • 1992 – present: Humanitarian aid assistance
  • 2011: Blantyre District was organized
  • 2011: Zambia Lusaka Mission formed
  • 2012: Lilongwe Branch formed

  • First Church presence in Namibia: 1924
  • Church is legally registered: 1990
  • Church is dedicated for missionary work: 1992
  • Current Church members: 793
  • Congregations: 2  
  • 1927: Frist unit, Karibib Branch organized
  • 1928: First convert baptisms, Johannes Andries Cloete and Martha Vermeulen Cloete
  • 1969: First missionaries in Windhoek
  • 1983: Windhoek Branch organized
  • 1983: Mission transferred from South Africa Johannesburg to South Africa Cape Town Mission
  • 1990: The Church gets registered
  • 1990: A. Eugene and L. Ruth Hilton become the first missionaries to serve full time in Namibia
  • 1991: The Windhoek District is organized. However, the district was dissolved in February 1992
  • 1992: Elder Russell M. Nelson  dedicates the country for missionary work
  • 1992: Andre van Der Merwe called as first missionary from Namibia
  • 1994: Seminary Program begins           
  • 1997 : Windhoek  Branch meetinghouse, first meetinghouse in Namibia, is dedicated   

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