6 new missions to open in 2023

The missions include five in Africa and one in Europe

The Church announced the creation of six new missions Wednesday, Nov. 23. These will be added to the current 410 missions in July 2023.

Africa will have five new missions, including two in Nigeria. Also, Europe will have a mission reinstated.

The names and locations of the new missions, as published on, are listed below:

  • The Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan North Mission will be created from the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission and Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan West Mission.
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo Kananga Mission will be created from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission.
  • The Nigeria Aba Mission will be created from the Nigeria Owerri Mission, the Nigeria Benin City and Nigeria Enugu Missions.
  • The Nigeria Abuja Mission will be created from the Nigeria Lagos Mission.
  • The South Africa Pretoria Mission will be created from the Botswana/Namibia, South Africa Johannesburg and South Africa Durban Missions.
  • The Romania Bucharest Mission will be created from the Hungary/Romania Mission, which will become the Hungary Budapest Mission.

It is anticipated that the names of new mission leaders for these missions and others will be announced in January 2023.

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