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    Cyprus

    534

    Total Church Membership

    0.04% 1-in-2261

    Population vs. Church Members

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    History

    By 1961, a small congregation of 20 servicemen and their families stationed at the British Akrotiri Sovereign Base began to meet to worship, forming the Nicosia Cyprus Group. The group was discontinued in 1969 after transfer of LDS servicemen from the base.

    In May 1971, Switzerland Mission President M. Elmer Christensen visited southern Cyprus and reestablished the Nicosia Cyprus Group. This group held regular meetings for eight Latter-day Saints and participated in interdenominational protestant meetings, some of which were under the direction of LDS leaders.

    During the next decade, several members of the Church emigrated to Cyprus, adding strength to the small congregation. In 1987, Elders James O. and Evelyn H. Henrie became the first missionaries to work in Cyprus. On September 10, 1989, 28 members gathered to witness the creation of the Nicosia Cyprus Branch (a small congregation) under the direction of Austria Vienna East Mission President Dennis B. Neuenshwander.

    In February 1992, Georgia Philippou, a 67-year-old Greek Cypriot was baptized, becoming the first Cypriot member.

    In 1997, there were 90 members of the Church in Cyprus meeting in branches in Nicosia and Limassol and another group of seven saints in Larnaca.

     

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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