“Senegal: Chronology,” Global Histories: Senegal (2018)
“Senegal: Chronology,” Global Histories: Senegal
- 2007–14 • Dakar, Senegal
Latter-day Saints from Taiwan, France, Côte d’Ivoire, and the United States moved to Senegal.
- 2014 • Dakar
Church members and friends began holding Church meetings in members’ homes.
- June 7, 2014 • Dakar
Afia Mame Ndiagne Manga, the first convert in Senegal, was baptized.
- Summer 2014 • Dakar
A Church group was organized in Dakar with Chung Hung “James” Chen as group leader.
- November 16, 2014 • Dakar
Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy visited members in Dakar. He was the first General Authority to visit Senegal.
- 2015–16 • Senegal
French-speaking missionaries from outside Senegal taught missionary lessons to investigators in Senegal via telephone and online video calls.
- May 1, 2016 • Dakar
The Dakar Branch was organized with Jacques A. Niambé as president.
- July 30, 2016 • Dakar
Gary and Helen Parke, senior missionaries from the Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan West Mission, arrived in Dakar as humanitarian service missionaries. They were the first full-time missionaries assigned to Senegal.
- January 7, 2018 • Dakar
The Relief Society was first organized in the Dakar Branch, with Patricia Samadé as president.
- February 5–7, 2018 • Accra, Ghana
Eight members of the Dakar Branch traveled to Accra, Ghana, to attend the temple, the first temple trip for Latter-day Saints in Senegal.
- February 20, 2018 • Dakar
The Church received official recognition from the government of Senegal.
- April 8, 2018 • Dakar
The Dakar Branch was divided to create the Dakar and Parcelles Branches.
- May 2018 • Dakar
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at a joint branch conference of the Dakar and Parcelles Branches.