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    Saint Lucia

    368

    Total Church Membership

    0.21% 1-in-486

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    2 Branches

    History

    A. Clarieta Philgence joined the Church in England in July 1982 and soon returned to her homeland, St. Lucia. In August 1983, after learning about Philgence, West Indies Mission President Kenneth Zabriskie visited St. Lucia and met with Philgence and Al and Julie Nuttal, who had transferred from medical school in Grenada to St. Lucia. Zabriskie was accompanied by Elder Ronald E. Poelman of the Seventy (one of the governing bodies of the Church). In November 1983 President Zabriskie sent Elders Todd Hardy, Paul Jackson, Jay Schroeder and Marty Harris to begin missionary work. The first baptism in St. Lucia was Caren Cotter in September 1984.

    The Castries Branch (a small congregation of the Church) was organized in January 1984. By June 1984, about 40 investigators and members were attending meetings. During the next few years missionaries began having trouble renewing their visas after anti-Mormon information was spread in the press. In 1986, missionaries Lewis and Jean Call were asked to leave the country by immigration officials in preparation for a visit of Pope John Paul II. Missionaries were not allowed to return following the papal visit.

    The Castries Branch was discontinued in 1994, but was reorganized in April 2003. 

     

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    Rafael G. Gutiérrez
    Caribbean Area
    Office: (809) 487-0120, Ext. 2233
    Fax: (809) 533-2340
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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

    13Temples

    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