Country Profile

Albania

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints visited Albania in 1991 and sent the first Latter-day Saint missionaries there in June 1992. These missionaries included four who preached and one married couple who assisted with agricultural projects. In 1994 Albania was among the Eastern European nations receiving shipments of food and other humanitarian relief supplies from the Church. Church leaders established the Albania Tirana Mission in July 1996. The first Latter-day Saint Albanian couple was married in the Church's Frankfurt Germany Temple in April 2000.

The first Church meetinghouse in Albania was built in Durrës and was finished in 2006. In 2009, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Albania and attended the opening of a school for Roma children. He also met with Krenar Loloci, one of the original drafters of the Albanian constitution. The Tirana Albania Stake (large congregation) was created on March 9, 2014. In September of 2014, Albania’s First Lady, Odeta Nishani, met with Church leaders and members in the Durrës meetinghouse. The children sang “I Am a Child of God” and presented her with a bouquet of flowers. She also received a book about Church humanitarian work and a sculpture of a family.

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