Facts and StatisticsUpdated on 31 December 2012
Latter-day Saint military servicemen began holding Church meetings in Guajataca in 1947. In January 1964, the first missionaries arrived and the first convert, a serviceman, was baptized in February. The first Puerto Rican joined the Church the following month.
Spanish-speaking missionaries were sent to Puerto Rico, and a Spanish-speaking congregation was organized in 1970. That same year, the first meetinghouse opened and home seminary, a youth religious study program, began in Puerto Rico.
In 1979, membership was 1,900. Church President Spencer W. Kimball visited members in 1981.
By 1987, membership had increased to 12,000. Despite the move of several military Church members from Puerto Rico in 1993, membership had reached 19,700 in the area.
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|Total Church Membership||21,174|
|Family History Centers||8|
Statistics for North America
|Total Church Membership||8,689,209|
|Family History Centers||2,317|
|Total Church Membership||14,782,473|
|Missionary Training Centers||15|
|Universities & Colleges||4|
|Seminary Students Enrollment||391,680|
|Institute Student Enrollment||352,488|
|Family History Centers||4,689|
|Countries with Family History Centers||128|
|Church Materials Languages||177|
Statistics by Country
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Czech Republic
- Isle of Man
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador