The Church in Haiti
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“The Church in Haiti,” New Era, Jan. 2009, 39

The Church in Haiti

The first Church member in Haiti was Alexandre Mourra, who, after reading the Book of Mormon, traveled to Florida from his home to be taught and baptized by the missionaries in 1977.

In July 1978, 22 Haitians were baptized in Hatte-Maree, and the first branch was created in October 1980 in nearby Port-au-Prince. Missionary work opened in Haiti in May 1980 under the direction of the West Indies Mission, and in 1982, 12 missionaries were serving in Haiti.

A branch was created in Petionville in March 1981, with Alexandre Mourra as president.

Here are a few facts about the Church today in Haiti:







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Youth in Haiti prepare the sacrament.

Photograph by Richard M. Romney