Facts and Statistics

    Taiwan

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    In June 1956, four missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the first to ever visit the country, arrived in Taiwan after having studied Mandarin for nine months. At that time, the only members of the Church in Taiwan were a small group of American military servicemen. By the end of 1957, 50 people had joined the Church. Two large chapels, located in Taipei and Kaohsiung, were completed in 1960. By 1975, there were 30 congregations in Taiwan, with a total of almost 7,000 members.

    In 1975, President Spencer W. Kimball, the 12th president of the Church, and other Church leaders visited Taiwan and held a regional conference at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. President Kimball's address was broadcast on television. In October 1980, President Kimball visited Taiwan again and held another regional conference for thousands of members.

    In November 1984, President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Taipei Taiwan Temple—a building specifically constructed for the most sacred rites of the faith, including eternal marriage. In the same year, membership in Taiwan reached 13,000. By 1990 membership increased to 18,000.

    Among the services rendered to the community by local members have been reconstruction efforts following the 1999 earthquake and donation of medical supplies to a health care center.

     

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    60,304

    Total Church Membership

    2

    Missions

    12

    Family History Centers

    117

    Congregations

    1

    Temples

    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

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    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

    10,238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    Temples

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    159

    Temples

    Education

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    4

    Universities & Colleges

    404,270

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    357,760

    Institute Student Enrollment

    Genealogy

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    5,100

    Family History Centers

    140

    Countries with Family History Centers