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    9,701

    Total Church Membership

    0.1% 1-in-1038

    Population vs. Church Members

    4

    Stakes

    40

    Congregations

    24 Wards
    16 Branches

    37

    Family History Centers

    37

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    The first missionary to Sweden was a Swede himself, a seaman named John E. Forsgren who was converted in Boston, Massachusetts. After migrating to the Great Salt Lake Valley with other pioneers, Forsgren received a mission assignment to Sweden. He first stopped at his hometown of Gavle, where he baptized his brother Peter as the first convert to the Church in Sweden in 1850. After baptizing a few more converts, Elder Forsgren was arrested for preaching and banished from the country. In southern Sweden, missionaries labored again in 1853. They organized Sweden's first official congregation that April in Skonaback. Many new converts at this time journeyed to the United States to be with other Church members.

    In 1905, the Swedish mission was organized. A temple was completed in Stockholm in 1985. In 1988, President Thomas S. Monson, counselor in the Church's First Presidency, visited Sweden to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States. He and his wife, Frances, exchanged greetings with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

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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