Uganda Kampala Mission

About Uganda

UGANDA
Jan. 1, 2012: Est. population, 32,370,000; Members, 10,368; Stakes, 1; Wards, 6; Mission, 1; Districts, 1; Branches, 16; percent LDS, .02, or one in 4,678; Africa Southeast Area
Records fromthe SouthAfrican Mission indicatethat Lorel Nicole was baptizedin Uganda on 1 July1969,whichis quite possiblythefirstLatter-daySaintbaptisminthatcountry. Non-UgandanLatter-daySaintslivingandworkingthereinthe early 1970s metinsmall groups thatreported totheSwitzerland andInternational missions.
Inthe 1980s, several Ugandans living abroad joined the Church, returned to Uganda, andwrote to Salt Lake City wanting toknow iftheChurch wasestablished inUganda. TheInternational Mission responded withChurch literature and encouragementtolivethegospel. Atthissametime,otherUgandanswhocameacrossreferencestotheChurchalsowrote toheadquarterswantinginformationandcontactwiththeChurch. AmongthemwasMugisaJamesCollins,whohadheard about the Churchfrom a pen pal in Denmark.
CharlesOsinde,anativeUgandan,joinedtheChurchin1989whilelivinginScotland. JustbeforeOsindereturnedto Uganda, theArea Presidency inEngland gave him a listofseven members anda few investigators andasked thathetryto locatethem. OsindefoundMugisaJamesCollins.
In October 1989, Guy and Peggy Denton, Church members from Utah, moved to Uganda to organize agricultural educationprogramsatMakaseroUniversity. TheDentonsheldChurchservicesintheirhome. InFebruary1990,Elder Robert E. Sackley, a counselor intheUnited Kingdom-lreland-Afnca Area Presidency, visited Uganda andbegan applying for legalrecognitionoftheChurch. HelocatedOsindeandintroducedhimtotheDentons,andtheybeganmeetingtogetheron Sundays. Ashort while later, Collins was taught thegospel byGuy Denton and baptized inLake Victoria byhim, thefirst nativeUgandan to be baptizedin the country.
The first full-time missionary couple to be stationed in Uganda, Lark and Arlea Washbum, arrived in Kampala on 8 December 1990. Thefirst Ugandan missionaries, Robert Kagabo andAmos Tumwesigye, began theirservice intheKenya Nairobi Mission in December 1992.
The first branch in Uganda was organized on 31 March 1991 in Kampala, with Guy Denton as president, Charles Osinde asfirstcounselor,andMugisaJamesCollinsassecondcounselor. Ashortwhilelater,on16February1992,adistrictwas organized with Guy Denton aspresident. Asecond district wasorganized inJinja inDecember 1993.
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Uganda becamepart of the Kenya Nairobi Mission when it was organized 1 July 1991. In October of that year, Elder JamesE.Faustofthe Quorum ofthe Twelve visitedUganda and blessedthe land.
TheChurchwasregisteredinthecitiesofKampalaandJinjaon23April1991. On16June1992,theChurchreceived nationwide recognition as a registered religious organization by the National Boardfor Non-Governmental Organisations.
In 1997, two meetinghouses were constructed in Uganda, one in Jinja and the other in Kampala. The Kololo meetinghouse in Kampala, the firstto be completed, was dedicated in September1997.
In March 1998,missionaries, alongwith manycitizens of Kampala, were invitedto participatein a citywide cleanup campaignjustpriortothevisitofU.S.PresidentBillClinton. Severalmissionaries,whilehelpingtocutthegrassatthe presidential airstrip across the street from the Kololo meetinghouse, were interviewed by Uganda's First Lady, Janet Museveni.
Membershipin 2003 was 3,580. TheUganda Kampala Mission wasorganized 1 July 2005,and included the countriesofUganda and Ethiopia.
In 2005, membership reached 3,920.

Missionary Blogs

Elder Nathan Elliott
www.mymission.com/eldernathanelliott
2016
Elder Parker Hawk
www.mymission.com/elderparkerhawk
2016
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2016
Elder & Sister Ferguson
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2015
Elder & Sister Squire
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2015
Elder Brad LeCheminant
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2015
Elder Casey Lamb
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2015
Elder Elliot Wilson
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2015
Elder Eric Buyers
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2015
Elder Jayden Beardall
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2015
Elder Taylor Self
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2015
Mission Alumni
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2015
Missionary Couple
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2015
Missionary Couple
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2015
Elder & Sister Moore
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2014
Elder Luke Ferrara
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2014
Elder Scott Grilliot
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2014
Elder Steven Bitter
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2014
Elder Tyler Keith
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2014
Elder Braden Fuller
bradenfuller.com
2013
Elder Brandon Winters
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2013
Elder David Cobabe
thecobabeelders.blogspot.com
2013
Elder Nate Lloyd
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2013
Elder Brad Kendall
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2012
Elder Bryce McChesney
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2012
Elder Trey Welch
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2012
Elder & Sister Barlow
barlowsinuganda.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Boston Brown
sites.google.com/site/elderbrowninafrica
2011
Elder Kenny Scoresby
missionsite.net/elderscoresby
2011
Elder Lane Stevens
missionsite.net/elderstevens
2011
Elder David Mataa
www.mymission.com/elderdavidmataa
2011
Elder & Sister Glenn
aeglenn.blogspot.com
2010
Elder Johnny Shuping
missionsite.net/eldershuping
2010
Elder Mark Carter
eldermarkcarter.blogspot.com
2009
Elder Scott Daly
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2009
Elder Jared Keeley
www.mymission.com/elderjaredkeeley
2008

Address

Nakawa House
Plot 7 Port Bell Road
P.O. Box 40041
Nakawa Kampala
Uganda

Mission President

Stephen H. Collings

Region

Africa

Church Statistics

Uganda

Members: 13248
Congregations: 26
Missions: 1
Family History Centers: 2

Languages

Amharic, Arawak, Bantu languages, English, French, Ganda, Kinyarwanda, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya

Population

Uganda: 33,425,000 (2010) / Ethiopia: 91,728,000 (2013) / Rwanda: 11,689,000 (2012)

Operating

11
Years
5
Months
3
Days
Organized on 01-Jul-2005