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Canada-Saskatchewan

5,406

Total Church Membership

15

Congregations

1

Temples

5

Family History Centers

Canada-Saskatchewan

G. Gordon Whyte of Moose Jaw was the first member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Saskatchewan. He was baptized in August 1923 and later moved to Regina. Whyte and John G. Allred preached in a street meeting in Regina where they placed 16 copies of the Book of Mormon, a book containing religious writings of some civilizations in ancient America, including an account of the ministry of Jesus Christ on the American continent. The Church sent missionaries to Regina in 1925, organized a congregation there, and dedicated a meetinghouse in 1939. Church membership in Saskatchewan grew from 145 in 1930 to 4,200 in 1990.

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Latter-day Saint farmers in southern Alberta and their neighbors donated two boxcars of vegetables and food to 20 families in the Regina congregation and 180 other families suffering the effects of a severe drought in 1934. In November 1999 the Church completed a temple in Regina.


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Canada

190,265

Total Church Membership

7

Missions

479

Congregations

8

Temples

165

Family History Centers

Canada

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Joseph Smith, Sr. and his son, Don Carlos (the father and brother of Joseph Smith Jr.) preached in several Canadian towns and hamlets north of the St. Lawrence River in September 1830. The Canadian settlements were only a day or two’s journey from Palmyra, New York, and Kirtland, Ohio, and several converts were eager to share their new religion with relatives north of the border.

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Between 1830 and 1850, some 2,500 Canadians joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly in Upper Canada but also in the southern English-speaking townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

The first known Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Alberta were Simeon F. Allen and his son Heber S. Allen of Hyrum, Utah, who contracted work in 1883 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad between Medicine Hat and Calgary. They were joined by other saints from Utah working on the contract.

A few years later in 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from Church President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada.

Today, more than 182,000 Latter-day Saints are spread throughout 480 congregations in Canada.

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