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    Kazakhstan Click here for the Kazakhstan Mormon Newsroom

    197

    Total Church Membership

    0.001% 1-in-91562

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    2 Branches

    History

    The first Latter-day Saints to live in Kazakhstan were Russell and Margaret Backus, Americans working in Almaty, who began having worship meetings in their apartment in late 1997. In 1998, other LDS families moved to Almaty and provided the nucleus around which the Church began to grow.

    The first baptism in Kazakhstan was in November 1999, a woman named Jazigul Tugelbaeva who learned of the Church from American members living in Almaty. The Church received official recognition in December 2000.  Seven months after the government recognition, the first branch of the Church in the country was created in Almaty on July 29, 2001.

    Barry A. and Tamara H. Baker were the first missionaries called to Kazakhstan. Representing LDS Charities, the Bakers undertook projects in hospitals and orphanages, provided aid to victims of the May 2003 earthquake, and also worked with other humanitarian organizations.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    578,944

    Members

    2,010

    Congregations

    Missions

    32Missions

    Family History Centers

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,181,411

    Members

    2,124

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    512,269

    Members

    1,408

    Congregations

    Missions

    42Missions

    Family History Centers

    704

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,254,663

    Members

    18,167

    Congregations

    Missions

    192Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    552,825

    Members

    1,251

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,038,057

    Members

    5,546

    Congregations

    Missions

    94Missions

    Family History Centers

    941

    Temples

    17Temples