Facts and Statistics

Browse the facts and statistics of local communities by region and country below:

    Nauru

    There are no records of missionary work or visits by Latter-day Saints to Nauru prior to the island being assigned to the Micronesia Guam Mission when the mission was created in April 1980.

    It is presumed that sometime in the early 1980s, Church members from Kiribati began moving to Nauru for employment and initially met for Church services in homes. Micronesia Guam Mission President Joseph B. Keeler visited Nauru in April 1984. During that time the Nauru Branch (a small congregation) was organized with 16 members. The branch was later transferred to the Fiji Suva Mission in July 1986. Church membership has increased and declined according to the demand and export of the island’s chief economic product, phosphate rock. Due to restrictions on missionary work, only temporary visits by Church representatives are allowed. Raymond and Lorraine Schmedes were the first missionary couple to make periodic visits from Tarawa, Kiribati, to Nauru beginning in 1998. They helped establish a Relief Society and Primary and also began a seminary program. The Nauru Branch had 128 members in February 1999.

    In July 2006, Nauru was divided from the Fiji Suva Mission to become part of the newly organized Marshall Islands Majuro Mission.

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    103

    Total Church Membership

    1

    Congregations

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    North America

    9,058,148

    Total Church Membership

    191

    Missions

    2,784

    Family History Centers

    18,074

    Congregations

    106

    Temples

    South America

    3,905,125

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    912

    Family History Centers

    5,549

    Congregations

    17

    Temples

    Europe

    508,173

    Total Church Membership

    44

    Missions

    751

    Family History Centers

    1,457

    Congregations

    11

    Temples

    Asia

    1,111,204

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    321

    Family History Centers

    1,968

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    530,830

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    323

    Family History Centers

    1,217

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    498,976

    Total Church Membership

    29

    Missions

    241

    Family History Centers

    1,602

    Congregations

    3

    Temples

    Worldwide Statistics

    The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church:

    Growth of the Church

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    15,634,199

    Total Church Membership

    188

    Published Languages

    30,016

    Congregations

    Missionary Program

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    74,079

    Missionaries

    418

    Missions

    15

    Missionary Training Centers

    Humanitarian Services

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world. Learn More

    186

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

    8,320

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    Temples

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    155

    Temples

    Education

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    4

    Universities & Colleges

    407,971

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    356,663

    Institute Student Enrollment

    Genealogy

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    4,918

    Family History Centers

    153

    Countries with Family History Centers