Facts and Statistics

    Sierra Leone

    Church members who had been baptized in the Netherlands and Ghana formed a study group in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1988. That same year two missionary couples arrived, and in June they took part in a service in which the first 14 converts were baptized.

    The Goderich Branch (a small congregation) was organized in August 1988, and in 1989 the first local full-time missionary was called to serve in his country. In May and August 1992 two missionary couples were temporarily removed from Sierra Leone because of unrest. By year's end 1993, 89 Sierra Leonians were serving full-time missions, including 41 from the six branches of the Freetown area.

    In 1994, quilts from the young women of the Frederick Maryland Stake (a geographic area similare to a diocese) were shipped to Sierra Leone through the Church's Washington, D.C., welfare complex. With each quilt was a letter, signed by the young women, that explained that individual pieces of the quilt represented acts of love and service.

        

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    17,671

    Total Church Membership

    1

    Missions

    8

    Family History Centers

    55

    Congregations

    North America

    9,164,419

    Total Church Membership

    192

    Missions

    2,811

    Family History Centers

    18,164

    Congregations

    109

    Temples

    South America

    3,969,757

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    937

    Family History Centers

    5,527

    Congregations

    17

    Temples

    Europe

    511,491

    Total Church Membership

    44

    Missions

    767

    Family History Centers

    1,452

    Congregations

    12

    Temples

    Asia

    1,132,501

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    328

    Family History Centers

    1,982

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    541,968

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    328

    Family History Centers

    1,243

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    539,524

    Total Church Membership

    31

    Missions

    274

    Family History Centers

    1,792

    Congregations

    3

    Temples

    Worldwide Statistics

    15,882,417

    Total Church Membership

    422

    Missions

    159

    Temples

    30,304

    Congregations

    70,946

    Missionaries

    15

    Missionary Training Centers

    4

    Universities & Colleges

    404,270

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    357,760

    Institute Student Enrollment

    5,003

    Family History Centers

    10,238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    188

    Published Languages

    138

    Countries with Family History Centers

    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)