Saturday, March 12, 2011

History of the Indonesian Mission

Six missionaries entered Indonesia in January 1970, organized the first congregation in February, and baptized the first converts in March. The Church was officially recognized in Indonesia in August 1970. After recognition, several congregations were organized in Java and missionary headquarters were established in Jakarta in 1975. In 1977, The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, a companion scripture to the Bible, was published in Indonesian. Membership at that time was 1,200. The missionary headquarters in Indonesia were closed temporarily and later reopened with an Indonesian president. In 1989, Indonesia was combined with the Singapore Mission, with headquarters in Singapore, but in 1995 it was established again in Jakarta

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