Zimbabwe Harare Mission

About Zimbabwe

E Jan. 1, 2012: Est. population, 11,393,000; Members, 20,908; Stakes, 4; Wards, 23; Districts, 1;
Branches, 27; Missions, 1; percent IDS, .15, or one in 661; Africa Southeast Area.
TherewereChurchmembersinSouthernRhodesiaasearlyas1925. PeterandElizabethDuPlooy,wholived62miles outofSalisbury,werebaptizedon10March1925whileonavisittoSouthAfrica. SouthAfricanMissionPresidentSamuel Martin made a trip toSouthern Rhodesia inJuly 1927 where heandMarion L. Alfred baptized two sons ofWalter Taylor Jubber,anearlymemberoftheChurchwhoemigratedtoSouthernRhodesiafromSouthAfrica. DuringJuly1930,South African mission President Don Mack Dalton sent missionaries, George C. Maw, Vem D. Greene, and Bertram C. Cutforth, to begin work inthenewRhodesia District inAugust 1930. On 30August 1931, missionaries, A.K. BenyandThomas Y. Wilson,organizedShanganiBranch,withWalterTaylorJubberaspresident. By1935,Daltonstoppedsendingmissionaries to Rhodesia because of the shortage of missionaries and Rhodesia's distance from mission headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa.
Members continued contactthrough letters written to the South African Mission headquarters that ran news in the mission publication The Southern Cumorah Cross.
Itwasnotuntil1September1950thatmissionariesreturnedtoSouthernRhodesia. Fourmissionaries.DaleG.Johnson, George L. Albright, Monroe McKay andTharon Bigler, weretransferred to Salisbury, while fourothermissionaries, Glen L. Hamberlin,GailWeggeland,DonaldCook,andDimarHoggan,wenttoBulawayo. On1February1951thefirstconvert, HughHodgkiss, was baptized.
On 17 April 1951, the missionaries distributed 3,000 handbills, prompting a large crowd to attend an introductory meeting. TheSalisburyBranchwasorganizedinSeptember1951. Thefirstserviceswereheldinapreschoolbuilding. ErnestSibandawasthefirstnativeRhodesianbaptizedinRhodesiainMarch1965. Thefirstknownmissionarytoserve from Rhodesiawas Judith Jubber who served in the Netherlands Mission from 1967 to 1969.
Meetinghouses were builtand dedicated in Rhodesia in the late 1960s. Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated theSalisbury Branch meetinghouse on17September 1967. Elder Marion G. Romney oftheQuorum of the Twelve dedicated the Bulawayo Branch meetinghouse on 3 September 1968.
On 18 April 1980, Britain recognized Rhodesia's independence and the country's name was officially changed to Zimbabwe. On1July1987,theZimbabweHarareMissionwasorganizedfromtheSouthAfricaJohannesburgMission. In 1988, selections from the Book of Mormon were translated in Shona.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, ona five-country tour ofAfrica, visited Zimbabwe on18February 1998, and spoke to about1,500Latter-daySaints. Severalgovernmentofficials,includingtheSecretaryofDefenseandtheSocialWelfare director, attendedthe meetingin Harare.
On 12December 1999, theHarare Zimbabwe Stake was organized byElder Dennis E. Simmons oftheSecond Quorum of Desenet News 2013 Qiunch News Almanac 597
Seventy, with Edward Dube, president. Membership in 2003was 12,616, and 14,561in 2004

Missionary Blogs

Elder Clayton Jay Barnett
www.mymission.com/elderclaytonjaybarnett
2016
Elder Kylor Chlarson
www.mymission.com/elderkylorchlarson
2016
Elder Tatenda Jena
mymission.com/elderjena
2016
Elder Tatenda Lloyd Jena
www.mymission.com/eldertatendalloydjena
2016
Elder Caleb Leneham
www.mymission.com/eldercalebleneham
2016
Sister Motshabi Mpiyakhe
www.mymission.com/SisterMpiyakhe
2016
Elder & Sister Reynolds
reynolds-meander.blogspot.com
2015
Elder & Sister Diede
diedemission.blogspot.com
2015
Elder & Sister Hermansen
hermansensinzimbabwe.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Andrew Melot
eldermelot.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Mayall
elder-mayall.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Shawn Miller
missionsite.net/eldershawnmiller
2015
Elder Zackary Patton
missionsite.net/elderzackarywilliam
2015
Elder Sam Bretzke
www.mymission.com/eldersambretzke
2014
Mission Alumni
mission.net/zimbabwe/harare
2014
Elder Devin Maxfield
missionsite.net/elderdevinmaxfield
2013
Elder Jacob Haltom
missionsite.net/elderjacobhaltom
2013
President & Sister Cook
thezimbabwemission.blogspot.com
2013
Elder Dustin Nellesen
elderdustinnellesen.blogspot.com
2012
Elder Jared Asay
missionsite.net/jaredasay
2012
Elder Justin Packer
missionsite.net/elderpacker2
2012
Elder Matthew Finn
missionsite.net/eldermatthewfinn
2012
Elder Moodley Dickson
missionsite.net/elderdickson
2012
Elder Nate Skroski
missionsite.net/eldernateskroski
2012
Elder Quenton Kirkham
missionsite.net/elderQuentonKirkham
2012
Elder Russell Hayes
missionsite.net/elderrussellhayes
2012
Elder Simpson Nyoni
missionsite.net/eldersimpsonstuartnyoni
2012
Elder Tawanda Chikanyanga
missionsite.net/eldertawandachikanyanga
2012
Elder Taylor Ottenbacher
missionsite.net/eldertaylorottenbacher
2012
Elder Tyler Dragon
missionsite.net/ElderTDragon
2012
Elder & Sister Bean
beanmission2.blogspot.com
2011
Elder & Sister Bullock
thebullocksinzimbabwe.blogspot.com
2011
Elder James Nixon
missionsite.net/eldernixon
2011
Elder Kolton Griffiths
missionsite.net/elderkoltongriffiths
2011
Elder Lawson Toomer
missionsite.net/elderlawsontoomer
2011
Elder Lesego Wae
missionsite.net/elderlesegowae
2011
Elder Tanner Randall
missionsite.net/elderrandall
2011
Missionary Couple
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2011
Elder Du Plessis
mission2zim.blogspot.com
2006

Address

65 Enterprise Rd
Highlands
Harare
Zimbabwe
263-4-776-359

Mission President

T. Jackson Mkhabela

Region

Africa

Church Statistics

Zimbabwe

Members: 26156
Congregations: 64
Missions: 1
Family History Centers: 4

Languages

English, Ndonga, Shona

Population