Elder Poyfair Wiki

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mozambique:  

6,029: Total Church Membership, 1 Mission, 21 Congregations, 2 Family History Centers

IMG_0844The Church was legally recognized in Mozambique in 1996. The first branch (a small congregation) was organized in Maputo, the capital city. In January 1999 a second branch, in Beira, was organized.

Prior to official recognition of the Church, people in Mozambique benefited from Church humanitarian aid. In 1992 a deadly drought, the worst in 100 years, caused great suffering in Mozambique and in neighboring countries. The Church shipped 1 million pounds of food and relief items for victims of the drought in this area.

In June of 1999 the first missionaries came to Mozambique. The first Mozambican missionary was called in December 1999. By 2002 more than 20 Mozambican missionaries had been called, some serving in their homeland, some in other countries. Seminary and institute classes for the youth began in the late 1990s.

On April 13, 2003 the Beira Mozambique District was organized, the first district in the country.

Dallin Poyfair: 

Born on March 24th, 1995. Oldest of four children. Graduated from Lehi High School on June 3, 2013. Left on his mission to Mozambique on June 23rd, 2013.

Debby:

The name Dallin lovingly bestowed on his Debit Card.

Mozambique:

Moçambique or República de Moçambiquepronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ di musɐ̃ˈbiki]), is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi andZambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The capital and largest city isMaputo (previously called Lourenço Marques before independence.

map-mozambique

Mozambique is endowed with rich and extensive natural resources. The country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but with industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing. The country’s tourism sector is also growing. South Africa is Mozambique’s main trading partner and source of foreign direct investment. Portugal, Brazil, Spain and Belgium are also among the country’s most important economic partners. Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest. However, the country ranks among the lowest in GDP per capitahuman development, measures of inequality, and average life expectancy.

Elder Olson:

20130705-103848.jpgElder Poyfair’s MTC companion. Dallin actually met him a few hours before he entered the MTC, at Tucanos restaurant. Dallin’s parent thought it fitting to send him off with a good meal. Elder Olson’s family was seated two tables away. Elder Olson introduced himself to Dallin and the rest is history. Elder Olson is from Park City and is six foot five inches tall – or five inches taller than Dallin.

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