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Stake History

2020 Stake Division

The Church organized a new stake in the Republic of the Congo on November 8th. The Diata Republic of the Congo Stake was organized from a division of the Brazzaville Republic of the Congo Stake and the Makelekele Republic of the Congo Stake. The new stake includes the following five wards and one branch: the Diata, Mfilou 1st, Moungali, Ouenze, and Tsieme Wards, and the Mfilou 2nd Branch. The Church organized its first stake in Brazzaville in 2003 followed by the creation of a second stake in 2014. There are now three stakes in Brazzaville. There are now four stakes in the Republic of the Congo.[1]

The Diata Republic of Congo Stake, which consists of the Mfilou 2nd Branch and the Diata, Mfilou 1st, Moungali, Ouenze and Tsieme wards, was created by Elder Joseph W. Sitati and Elder Thierry K. Mutombo, General Authority Seventies.[2]

DIATA REPUBLIC OF CONGO STAKE: (November 8, 2020) President — Dieudonne Emmanuel Enyegue-Mbida, 45, GFC Services Groupe company administrator; wife, Kambulu Agnes Muluila Enyegue-Mbida. Counselors — Rodiai Kihanchel Bahonda, 41, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints administrative assistant; wife, Fane Bruny Kiyindou Bahonda. Luc Berllins Moungo, 48, Limonaderie Coca Cola machinist; wife, Immaculee Ephrasie Tchissambou Moungo.


Congo Home Centered Church Opportunities

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:


1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build The Congo's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.


5. Local Recreation:


Kinshasa Congo Temple

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The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is the 163rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Congo. This will be the fourth temple in Africa; three others are currently operating are the Johannesburg South Africa Temple, Accra Ghana Temple and Aba Nigeria Temple. The Durban South Africa Temple is under construction and the Abidjan Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Temple has been announced. It stands next to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake Center on land that was reserved for several years for a future temple. An institute and seminary building also operates on the 10-acre property.

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