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    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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    11,167

    Total Church Membership

    3

    Missions

    35

    Family History Centers

    48

    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

    67,049

    Missionaries

    421

    Missions

    15

    Training Centers

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    Temples

    159

    Temples

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    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)

    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