Facts and Statistics

    Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands are a republic made up of two atoll chains in the South Pacific.

    MAJURO Elders William Wardel and Steven Cooper arrived in Majuro 3 February 1977, and they baptized Misao Lokeijak, who had been introduced to the Church in Hawaii. By the end of 1977, there were 27 converts on the island. The Laura Branch (a small congregation) was created 11 May 1978, with Misao Lokeijak as president. By the end of 1979, there were 177 members. Church buildings for the Laura and Rita branches were started in September 1984 and dedicated 13-14 January 1986, respectively. By 1987, Majuro had a district with five branches, and by 1990, Majuro had 1,100 members.

    In May 1992, Brigham Young University and the Republic of Marshall Islands agreed to have BYU provide special training for government administrators and teachers.

    KWAJALEIN/EBEYE The Kwajalein Island Branch in the Marshall Islands was organized in 1978, made up entirely of United States citizens serving in the military or as civil service personnel. Missionaries opened the island of Ebeye on 16 May 1989, and Elders Kepiloni Foliaki and Michael Steele baptized Mary Kekuhuna on 11 June 1989.

    ARNO AND MILI Arno and Mili, located at the eastern end of Micronesia, some 2,200 miles west of Hawaii, are part of the 28-island Marshall group. In 1994, the Church had four branches in the Marshall Islands and three Church-owned buildings.

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    6,970

    Total Church Membership

    1

    Missions

    3

    Family History Centers

    12

    Congregations

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    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

    17

    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

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    16,118,169

    Total Church Membership

    188

    Published Languages

    30,506

    Congregations

    Missionary Program

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    67,049

    Missionaries

    421

    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

    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

    10,238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    Temples

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

    159

    Temples

    Education

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    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