- October 4, 1998 • Cotonou, Benin
Claude P. Toze was baptized. He was the first person baptized in Benin.
- January 21, 1999 • Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Benin became part of the Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission, officially opening the country for missionary work.
- February 1999 • Benin and Togo
DeMoine A. and Joyce Findlay became the first of several missionary couples called to serve in Benin and Togo.
- January 2001 • Cotonou
Verne and Kathleen Davis became the first missionary couple assigned to live in Benin full time.
- November 2002 • Benin
Church members in Benin assisted LDS Charities in collecting textbooks and donating them to the Ministry of Education in the country.
- March 7, 2003 • Benin
The Church received official recognition in Benin.
- May 15, 2005 • Benin
The Cotonou Branch was created with Mathias O. Eguko as branch president.
- 2006 • Benin
Géoffroy Koussemou, the first member from Benin to serve a full-time mission, was called to serve in the Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission.
- 2007 • Cotonou
Seminary and institute classes were taught in Benin for the first time. Lionel Missigbeto and Carole Somakou were called as instructors.
- June 13, 2007 • Cotonou
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Benin for the preaching of the gospel.
- 2008 • Cotonou
The Cotonou Branch was divided into the Menontin, Gbedjromede, and Akpakpa Branches.
- June 30, 2011 • Benin and Togo
The Benin Cotonou Mission was created to proselytize in Benin and Togo.
- August 2011 • West Africa
Over 11,000 youth from Liberia, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Sierra Leone held celebrations commemorating the 180th anniversary of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
- November 2011 • Cotonou
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President, and Sister Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, visited Cotonou, Benin, to provide leadership training for sisters.
- October 14, 2012 • Cotonou
The Cotonou Benin District was created with Barnard Cocou Didier Ahlinvi as president.
- April 24, 2016 • Cotonou
The Cotonou Benin Stake was organized with V. Modeste Kpadonou as stake president.