News Release

Mormon Apostle to visit Germany, Cape Verde and The Netherlands

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will visit Germany, the Netherlands and Cape Verde this month. He is scheduled to visit six cities in nine days, from April 11–22, 2018.


Along with other visits, Elder Rasband will meet with members and missionaries during his time in these three countries. In Germany, he will visit Berlin and Duesseldorf, in the Netherlands Apeldoorn. In Cape Verde, he will visit Praia, Mindelo and the island of Fogo.

Members in these areas will hear from Elder Rasband in a variety of meetings: some at special stake conferences, some at devotionals, and others at missionary meetings.

Europe Area President Paul V. Johnson will accompany Elder Rasband for the visit to Berlin and together they will go to Cape Verde. They will be met in Cape Verde by Area Seventy, Joaquim J. Moreira, who will join them for their time in Cape Verde.

“I am very excited about Elder Rasband’s visit to Europe especially in light of the recent changes announced at general conference. He will meet with many priesthood and auxiliary leaders and help us move forward in ministering to the great people in Europe in a more powerful way. It is a great blessing to have one of the Lord’s apostles in Europe”, said President Johnson. 

The Church was first introduced in Cape Verde in 1989 and has since grown to a total of 14,000 members. In Germany, the Church dates all the way back to 1843 and has more than 40,000 members total. In the Netherlands, the Church counts more than 9,000 members. The first Dutch congregation was organized in 1862.

The Church’s Europe Area Office will provide coverage, including video and photos, of Elder Rasband’s visits to Cape Verde, Germany and the Netherlands on each of their country newsrooms.

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