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    4,662

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-1913

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    17

    Congregations

    14 Wards
    3 Branches

    12

    Family History Centers

    12

    History

    Elder Orson Pratt of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Austria for the preaching of the gospel in 1865, but only a handful of Austrians joined the Church in the 19th century. The first lasting group in Austria began with the baptism of Johann Huber from Haag am Hausruck in 1900. Like the early Christians, early Saints in Austria “endured a great fight of afflictions” (Hebrews 10:32) after embracing the gospel message, including religious prejudice and political tumult.

    Early Austrian Saints kept the faith and nurtured some of the first converts from other regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before its disintegration at the end of World War I. In 1920 members remaining in Austria were organized into the Vienna District; these Saints kept the faith through an international economic depression, annexation by Nazi Germany, and the violence of World War II. The Church grew rapidly in the postwar years: from roughly 200 members during the war to more than 2,500 by the end of the 1960s. Austria’s first stake was organized in Vienna in 1980; a second stake was organized in Salzburg in 1997. By 2015 there were over 4,500 Latter-day Saints in Austria contributing to the communities and reaching out to others in acts of service.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples