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    Estonia Click here for the Estonia Mormon Newsroom

    1,121

    Total Church Membership

    0.08% 1-in-1188

    Population vs. Church Members

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    History

    In 1989, as the Soviet Union relaxed travel restrictions, Valtteri Rötsä traveled from Estonia to Finland, met missionaries, and was baptized. He shared the gospel with relatives and friends, and a branch of the Church was soon organized in Tallinn. On April 25, 1990, President Russell M. Nelson, then serving in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, dedicated Estonia for the preaching of the gospel in a wooded area above the Lauluväljak amphitheater.

    On December 17, 1990, Jaanus Silla was called as a missionary—the first mission call issued to a Soviet citizen. During his mission, Estonia secured its independence from the Soviet Union, and Estonian Saints enjoyed more religious freedom. Over the course of the next 10 years, Estonian members helped translate Church materials and ordinances into their own language, including temple ceremonies, general conference addresses, and the Book of Mormon.

    In 1999 the Church held a two-day open house for the Tallinn meetinghouse, the first Church-built meetinghouse in the Baltic States. In addition to the Tallinn Branch, branches have been established in Tartu, Narva, and Pärnu. As they make and keep covenants, Saints in Estonia serve as examples of how to lead committed religious lives in an increasingly secular culture, “holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience” (1 Timothy 3:9).

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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