April 10, 2017

Botswana/Namibia Mission

Here are free resources about the Botswana/Namibia Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Botswana Gaborone Mission.

Botswana/Namibia Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Botswana/Namibia Mission. We try our best to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Pouch Mail Address:

POB 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

For Packages:

Botswana/Namibia Mission Office
+27 12 991 0534
Postnet Suite 428
Private Bag X18
Lynnwood Ridge
0040 RSA

Boardwalk Office Park Phase 5
Groundfloor Unit 2
Faerie Glen, Pretoria
South Africa

Phone Number: 267-393-3536
Mission President: Dunstan G. B. T. Chadambuka

Botswana/Namibia Mission Map

To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Botswana/Namibia Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Botswana/Namibia Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Botswana/Namibia Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog last updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

Elder Jackson Voyles elderjacksonvoyles.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Joshua Neilson elderjneilson.wordpress.com 2017
Elder Christian Flanagan elderflanaganmission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Stephen Warren mymission.com/elderstephenwarren 2016
Elder & Sister Hawkins paulanddianehawkinsmission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Cameron Burgess africabound24.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Campbell africangrayhairs.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Hall hallsoutofafrica.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kelly McClellan eldermcclellan.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Hansen lmhansensouthafrica.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Cloward clowardsinbotswana.blogspot.com 2015

Botswana/Namibia Mission Groups

Here are Botswana/Namibia Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni who served in the Botswana/Namibia Mission.

  1. Botswana Namibia Mission Group (54 members)

Botswana/Namibia Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Botswana/Namibia Mission!

Shirt designs include Botswana/Namibia Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Botswana/Namibia missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Botswana/Namibia Mission gifts

Botswana/Namibia Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Botswana/Namibia Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Dunstan G. B. T. Chadambuka
  2. 2013-2016, Merrill A. Wilson
  3. 2013, Mission was created

Botswana and Namibia LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 3,104 (Botswana), 793 (Namibia)
  • Missions: 1 (Botswana)
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 12 (Botswana), 2 (Namibia)
  • Family History Centers: 2 (Botswana), 1 (Namibia)

Helpful Articles about Botswana

Coming soon..

Botswana/Namibia Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Botswana/Namibia RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

What were some favorite foods?

What was a funny experience?

What was a crazy experience?

What was a spiritual experience?

What are some interesting facts about the Botswana/Namibia Mission?

What was the weather like?

Any things you really like about the area/people?

Any packing/clothing advice?

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

What are some skills you gained?

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Botswana/Namibia?

What was a funny language mistake?

Christena (Botswana Namibia Mission)

–Paraphrased from Christena’s mission interview–

Church Growth in Botswana

The Church in Botswana is definitely growing. When I first got there, there were only 3 wards and 7 branches. They actually shared a stake with the Rudiport stake in South Africa. But, about 7 months after I was there, Botswana became its very own stake. They became 7 wards, with a few branches and 2 groups up north. It was no longer part of the Rudiport stake.

Right now, due to residency, there’s not very many missionaries in Botswana. Now we only have about 8 or 9. At one point, we used to have over 60, but now residency has become a very big issue there and in many other countries in Africa. Missionaries just can’t get their residency, so they have to be shuffled around to different missions. In Botswana, there’s a lot of controversy with the Church and the American people due to adoption laws, and the situation has complicated the residency issue.

The People

There’s a lot of members of the church in Botswana, rougly about 3,000. Around 2,000 of them are very active and faithful in fulfilling their callings. People are very receptive, and are willing to open the door and pray and read their scriptures. Botswanian people will see missionaries’ name tag and just run up to them and ask “you know Jesus Christ? Teach me about him!”