May 4, 2015

Republic of Congo Brazzaville Mission

Resources about the Republic of Congo Brazzaville Mission:

Congo Brazzaville Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Brazzaville Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Republic of Congo Brazzaville Mission
27 Avenue de la Base
BRAZZAVILLE
Congo

Phone Number: 242-06-510-5091
Mission President: President Elie Kyungu Monga

Congo Brazzaville Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Congo Brazzaville Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Brazzaville Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Brazzaville RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Brazzaville Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about the Congo

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about the Democratic Republic of Congo. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about the Democratic Republic of Congo, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

LDS Church  food  nature  language  mission calls  Social Issues

Congo Brazzaville Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Brazzaville Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

 Elder Spencer Thomas elderspencerthomas.wordpress.com 2017
 Elder Jared Russell elderjaredrussell.blogspot.com 2017
 Elder Preston Stephens elderstephenscongo.blogspot.com 2017
 Elder & Sister Call missionaryserviceincameroon.blogspot.com 2017
 Elder Noah Scoffield eldersco.wix.com/thecongo 2016
 Elder Zachary Legerski elderzacharylegerski.blogspot.com 2016
 Elder & Sister Dimond cameroondimondsintherough.blogspot.com 2016
 Elder & Sister Bailey calledtoservethecongo.blogspot.com 2015
 Elder Tyler VanAusdal tylersafricamission.blogspot.com 2014

Congo Brazzaville Mission Groups

Here are Congo Brazzaville Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Brazzaville Mission. None yet.

Congo Brazzaville Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Congo Brazzaville Mission!

Shirt designs include Brazzaville Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Brazzaville missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Congo Mission gifts

Congo Brazzaville Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Brazzaville Mission.

  1. 2014-2017, Elie Kyungu Monga

Republic of the Congo LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 6,053
  • Missions: 1
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 17
  • Family History Centers: 2

Helpful Articles about the Congo

Coming soon..

Congo Brazzaville Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Congo Brazzaville RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Andrew)
  • 2013-2015 (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • 2013-2015 (Thayer)
  • 2013-2015 (Brad)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Pointe-Noire, Douala, Bonaberi, Yaounde. (Andrew)
  • Matadi (DRC), Kimbanseke (DRC), Masina (DRC), YOUNDE AND DOUALA CAMEROUN, BRAZZAVILLE. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Yaounde, Douala, Libreville, Brazzaville. (Thayer)
  • Pointe Noire: Mpaka. Douala: Bonaberi, Douala. Yaoundé: Ekounou and Brazzaville: Diata. (Brad)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Saka saka, gombo, l’okok. (Andrew)
  • Fufu, sakasaka, ndole, kuanga, cuisse. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Ndole, Fou-fou, banana malaxi, condre, rice, plantains, etc. (Thayer)
  • Losie, Sais saka, Plantains, Bee sap, Tangawisse. (Brad)

What was a funny experience?

  • I slipped down a muddy hill in a market on a rainy day and got chicken feces and mud all over me. (Andrew)
  • Being called Chinese. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Somebody sold my hair to a witch so that white men would fall in love with an African girl. (Thayer)
  • Every day you could have a funny experience, you just have to keep your eyes open for them. From bartering in the markets, to riding on the buses. (Brad)

What was a crazy experience?

  • When we saw a guy getting beat to death by a mob for stealing. (Andrew)
  • Crazy: you are to talk to every one but when it comes to talk to a drunkard, it seems to be scary. They do talk a lot and so loud like you are fighting with them. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Being there during riots. (Thayer)
  • Do what you’re supposed to do, and look confident, and you will be just fine. (Brad)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Oh, you get to lead and it helps you to be a good and effective leader in the future. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Giving priesthood blessings. (Thayer)
  • All of the blessings I was able to give due to the extreme faith of all of the people. The peace I felt while giving blessings, even to the terminally ill, as I felt that the Lord was ready to receive them. (Brad)

What are some interesting facts about the Brazzaville Mission?

  • Learning lots of languages. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • There are five countries in our mission. Only three are open to missionary work. (Thayer)
  • You don’t see the mission president very often, but you do spend a lot of time working with the senior couples, so take advantage of that, and learn what you can about them. Also the members are almost all first generation, so you might have to do some extra work to show them how to do FHE or mutual. (Brad)

What was the weather like?

  • Very hot and humid. Every day was like 90+ with 90% humidity. (Andrew)
  • Hot and humid. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Hot and humid. (Thayer)
  • It’s hot most of the time. And when it rains, it pours, so just accept that you’re going to get wet. (Brad)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • How happy people are despite how poor they are. (Andrew)
  • They talk a lot, joke a lot and they like to feed you. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Everybody was so humble and willing to hear about Jesus Christ. (Thayer)
  • The people are so genuinely nice when you get to know them, and they will accept you as their own family, if you show that you care. (Brad)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Don’t bring rain jackets, they’re too hot to wear and you can buy cheap umbrellas there. (Andrew)
  • No boots, solid shoes. Two pairs for two years. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Don’t bring a suit! (Thayer)
  • Don’t open all of your shirts at once. Keep some closed until you’ve been out for a year or so, because they will get destroyed and dirty. Also bring enough deodorant and razors, because they are harder to come by. (Brad)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Knowledge. (Andrew)
  • I can’t even count them. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Learning a new language, experiencing another culture, appreciating the things we have in America, and truly becoming a disciple of Christ. (Thayer)
  • A stronger testimony, as well as a better understanding of the world and other cultures. (Brad)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Learning to work with people and help them make and achieve goals. (Andrew)
  • Time management, languages. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • Leadership, hard work, self-reliance, determination and endurance. (Thayer)
  • Cooking, perseverance, patience, I’m more studious. (Brad)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I was able to back up all of the main points of the lessons with scriptures. (Andrew)
  • That they had the kind of rice we eat. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • All of the adventures that I would be in for. (Thayer)
  • How important it is to not worry about how I sound trying to speak, just that I am speaking. People love to see you trying. Learn about their culture- it can help you in so many ways. (Brad)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Brazzaville?

  • You’re gonna run into a lot of pastors and people who will try to tell you with conviction and proof that The Church is not true. Never forget the feelings that prove to you that The Church is true and remember that you can’t understand everything, but that you’ve received a spiritual confirmation that it is true. Understanding will come later. (Andrew)
  • Just be solid emotionally- don’t get upset when you are there- smile, talk and joke. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • This mission can be absolutely EPIC if you are completely obedient, work hard and love the people. Amazing things will happen! (Thayer)
  • Try your best to learn at least a few phrases in the dialects, because it’s a good way to get in the door. In getting ready, just remember that you should look for the good in life, because you will find what you are looking for. (Brad)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Even the native missionaries make lots of mistakes. (Rakotondrabeharison)
  • In the sacrament prayer at the MTC, I referred to Jesus as a female. (Thayer)
  • I had a companion who thanked the Lord in a prayer that the Spirit had impregnated (trying for taught) us. As well as one who prayed that God would wound (trying for bless) our investigator. (Brad)