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A New Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ is Created in Kalemie in Eastern DR Congo

Several members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been living in the town of Kalemie since 2017 without the benefits of an organized branch of the Church. The territory of Kalemie is in a remote area of Tanganyika Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is located near Lake Tanganyika, which is one of the Great Lakes of Africa and the second largest lake in Africa after Lake Victoria.

After several years of perseverance, the Lord answered the prayers of the Church members in Kalemie. On February 11, 2024, Lubumbashi DR Congo Mission President Pierrot Bohimanga and his wife, accompanied by his first counselor and missionaries, came to Kalamie to organize a new branch of the Church.

The Lord saw fit to call a branch presidency and other leaders through President Bohimanga. Joel Mupota was called as Kalamie branch president and Isaac Hugo Kot as first counselor.

President Bohimanga taught the faithful members of Kalemie: “One of the greatest works that is accomplished on earth is the gathering of Israel.” To do this President Bohimanga invited them to take part in this great work of gathering.

On February 10, 2024 a service was held in Kalemie in which 11 people were baptized and confirmed as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Bohimanga and his team also visited the mayor of Kalamie and Minister of Interior of Tanganyika Province, His Excellency Dieudonne Kasaka, on February 9, 2024.

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