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Cyprus

428

Total Church Membership

4

Congregations

3

Family History Centers

Cyprus

By 1961, a small congregation of 20 servicemen and their families stationed at the British Akrotiri Sovereign Base began to meet to worship, forming the Nicosia Cyprus Group. The group was discontinued in 1969 after transfer of LDS servicemen from the base.

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In May 1971, Switzerland Mission President M. Elmer Christensen visited southern Cyprus and reestablished the Nicosia Cyprus Group. This group held regular meetings for eight Latter-day Saints and participated in interdenominational protestant meetings, some of which were under the direction of LDS leaders.

During the next decade, several members of the Church emigrated to Cyprus, adding strength to the small congregation. In 1987, Elders James O. and Evelyn H. Henrie became the first missionaries to work in Cyprus. On September 10, 1989, 28 members gathered to witness the creation of the Nicosia Cyprus Branch (a small congregation) under the direction of Austria Vienna East Mission President Dennis B. Neuenshwander.

In February 1992, Georgia Philippou, a 67-year-old Greek Cypriot was baptized, becoming the first Cypriot member.

In 1997, there were 90 members of the Church in Cyprus meeting in branches in Nicosia and Limassol and another group of seven saints in Larnaca.

 

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