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    Cote d'Ivoire

    56,804

    Total Church Membership

    0.22% 1-in-465

    Population vs. Church Members

    16

    Stakes

    10

    257

    Congregations

    133 Wards
    124 Branches

    27

    Family History Centers

    27

    3

    Missions | 17 Districts

    History

    In 1980 Ivorians Lucien Affoué joined the Church in France, and Philippe Assard joined in Germany. A few years later, both their families felt prompted to return to their homeland and that the Lord would be with them (see Genesis 31:3). Church leaders asked Assard to be a shepherd to the handful of Ivorian Saints who had also been baptized abroad and then returned. In 1987 Côte d’Ivoire was dedicated for the preaching of the gospel, and the first baptisms in the country took place that same year.

    By the early 1990s, many Ivorian youth were serving missions or preparing to serve. In 1993 over 300 attended the first youth conference in the country. The Church grew quickly in Côte d’Ivoire: the first stake was organized in 1997, and the 12th stake was organized just 20 years later.


    Initially many Ivorian Saints sacrificed to travel to Switzerland or South Africa to make temple covenants. After the Accra Ghana Temple was dedicated in 2004, Ivorian Saints stood out for their dedication to family history and temple work. They organized regular group temple trips, bringing their own family names and their own ordinance workers. In 2015 President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Abidjan.

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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