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.

mission interview

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)