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    Lesotho

    1,083

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-2063

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    5 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    Scattered Church families from the United States lived in Lesotho during the 1980s. In July 1988, at a meeting attended by 15 people, the Maseru Branch (a small congregation) was organized at the home of expatriates. The Church was registered in July 1989 and the first missionaries entered in September. As the branch grew, facilities were rented in a local school. Later a home was purchased to be remodeled into a church building.

    A seminary program for young people aged 14-18 functioned in the country as early as 1991. The first full-time young missionary from Lesotho began serving in the Durban mission in 1993.

    On February 18, 1996, members from Lesotho were among some 5,000 who attended the Johannesburg Regional Conference---the largest Church gathering assembled to this point in South Africa.

     

    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