Church History
Togo: Chronology

Togo: Chronology

1980s • Europe and North America

Some Togolese people who were in Europe and North America for school and work joined the Church. Many later returned to Togo.

1996 • Lomé, Togo

Dieudonné Attiogbe, who was baptized in England, contacted the Africa Area Office and was sent the names and addresses of 39 Togolese members who had been baptized abroad. He wrote letters to all of them, and a small group of them began to hold informal church services.

July 1997 • Lomé

A group was organized in Lomé with Agnon Ameri Didier as presiding elder.

February 1999 • Lomé

DeMoine A. and Joyce Findlay, senior missionaries from the Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission, arrived in Lomé.

February 21, 1999 • Lomé

The Lomé Branch was organized with Dieudonné Attiogbe as president.

July 2000 • Togo

The Church received official recognition in Togo.

2000–2006 • Togo

Membership in Togo increased fivefold, to nearly 600 members.

January 2005 • Lomé

The Tokoin Branch, the second branch in Togo, was organized.

March 3–6, 2007 • Lomé

Area and local Church leaders toured the mission and met with Yawovi Agboyibo, prime minister of Togo.

Africa- Togo

June 14, 2007 • Lomé

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Togo for the preaching of the gospel in the Botanical Gardens of the University of Lomé.

December 20, 2009 • Lomé

The Lomé Togo District was created with Comlan Amegandji as president.

November 2011 • Lomé

Sisters Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President, and Silvia H. Allred, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, visited the Saints in Lomé and attended the groundbreaking for a new meetinghouse in Togo.

August 6–11, 2012 • Accra, Ghana

The young men and young women of the Lomé Togo District traveled to the Accra Ghana Temple to perform baptisms for the dead.

2013 • Lomé

LDS Charities began distributing wheelchairs to 1,400 people in Togo.

August 17, 2013 • Lomé

In conjunction with the All-Africa Mormon Helping Hands Day, members of the Lomé district participated in a project to clean the grounds at Télévision Togolaise.

December 8, 2013 • Lomé

The Lomé Togo Stake was organized with Kcodgoh Laurent Edgeweblime as stake president.

October 22, 2017 • Lomé

The Lomé Togo Tokoin Stake, the second stake in Togo, was organized with Mathieu Gbedevi as president.