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    Ukraine Click here for the Ukraine Mormon Newsroom

    11,167

    Total Church Membership

    0.02% 1-in-4015

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    48

    Congregations

    7 Wards
    41 Branches

    42

    Family History Centers

    42

    1

    Temples

    3

    Missions | 5 Districts

    History

    In June 1991, President Howard L. Biddulph of the Austria Vienna East Mission of the Church visited Kiev with his wife, Colleen. During that month, Ukraine's first official congregation of some 40 members was organized. At that time, ten missionaries served in the country under the direction of the Finland Helsinki Mission. In September 1991, Elders Boyd K. Packer and Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (the highest governing body of the Church) visited Ukraine's members. Five months later, missionary headquarters for the country were created in Kiev with President Biddulph presiding. The 35 missionaries of the mission served a country of nearly 52 million people. In July 1993, an additional mission was organized in Ukraine, headquartered in Donetsk.

    Humanitarian assistance to members in Kiev was offered by members in Germany and the United States, who shipped thousands of pounds of food and clothing to members and nonmembers in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In 1995, the Church shipped six tons of medical supplies to aid the Kiev Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery. Many Ukrainian congregations have held worship services in rented halls and baptisms at indoor swimming pools or in the Dnieper River. Several Ukrainian members have taken group trips by train to the nearest temple, located in Freiberg, Germany, where special family-centered ceremonies are held.

    September 2001 brought the dedication of the first two meetinghouses built by the Church in the Ukraine Kiev Mission. The meetinghouses were built by renovating existing buildings. In July of 1998, a historical announcement was made that a temple would be built in Ukraine, marking the first temple in eastern Europe.

     

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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