The history of the South African Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1853-1970) describes the progress of the Church in South Africa from its inception until the present time. Missionary proselyting activities in the land are traced, and the major historical developments of the mission are discussed.
In 1853 three missionaries began Mormon proselyting activities in the Cape Province and within six months they had baptized forty-five persons, established two branches, and organized the first conference of the Church.
Despite mob violence and opposition from the clergy, civil authorities, and the press, the Church continued to progress.
This study also considers the visit of the General Authorities to South Africa and includes information on the membership and growth of the Church in that mission.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Monson, Farrell Ray, "History of the South African Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1853-1970" (1971). All Theses and Dissertations. 4951.
Mormon Church, Missions, South Africa