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    Denmark

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    Missionaries arrived in Copenhagen in June 1850, and baptized the first convert in August. Within two months the missionaries baptized 15 people and established both a congregation and mission headquarters in Copenhagen. Other congregations were established throughout Denmark. Despite Church growth, heavy persecution raged against members, and in 1851, a mob vandalized the meeting hall in Aalborg where Church members met.

    The first converts to emigrate to the United States left in January 1852. Of about 26,000 people who were converted during this early period, some 14,000 converts immigrated to the United States by 1930. In April 1920, the Danish Mission was organized. Many members served missions and attended the Swiss Temple after it was dedicated in 1955. In 1973, a religious education program was organized in Denmark to educate youth on religious subjects and to prepare them for future leadership positions. The first stake (diocese) in Denmark was organized in Copenhagen in 1974.

     

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    4,454

    Total Church Membership

    1

    Missions

    13

    Family History Centers

    22

    Congregations

    1

    Temples

    North America

    9,253,590

    Total Church Membership

    192

    Missions

    2,866

    Family History Centers

    18,159

    Congregations

    109

    Temples

    South America

    4,038,045

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    979

    Family History Centers

    5,545

    Congregations

    18

    Temples

    Europe

    516,003

    Total Church Membership

    43

    Missions

    710

    Family History Centers

    1,422

    Congregations

    12

    Temples

    Asia

    1,155,764

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    333

    Family History Centers

    1,973

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    552,825

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    338

    Family History Centers

    1,251

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    578,310

    Total Church Membership

    31

    Missions

    285

    Family History Centers

    2,004

    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

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized in a small log cabin in upstate New York in 1830. It took 117 years — until 1947 — for the Church to grow from the initial six members to one million. Learn More

    16,118,169

    Total Church Membership

    188

    Published Languages

    30,506

    Congregations

    Missionary Program

    65,915

    Missionaries

    407

    Missions

    14

    Training Centers

    The Church's missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics. Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the world. Learn More

    Temples

    160

    Temples

    Temples are not regular places of Sunday worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Learn More

    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

    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

    10,238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    Education

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education Learn More

    4

    Universities & Colleges

    404,270

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    357,760

    Institute Student Enrollment

    Genealogy

    Genealogy is more than learning about one’s family history for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe families can be together after this life. Learn More

    5,100

    Family History Centers

    140

    Countries with Family History Centers