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    Ghana Click here for the Ghana Mormon Newsroom

    96,508

    Total Church Membership

    0.31% 1-in-322

    Population vs. Church Members

    29

    Stakes

    1010

    341

    Congregations

    195 Wards
    146 Branches

    53

    Family History Centers

    53

    1

    Temples

    4

    Missions | 9 Districts

    History

    Latter-day Saints in Ghana have exemplified the “patience of the saints” by continuing in faith even amidst opposition (Revelation 14:12). In the 1960s, several Ghanaians read the Book of Mormon, gained testimonies, and began to petition Church leaders to organize branches in Ghana. A policy preventing priesthood ordination for men of African descent made it difficult to provide sufficient leadership for branches in West Africa. Undeterred, local believers, including R. A. F. Mensah, J. W. B. Johnson, and Rebecca Mould, established independent congregations and awaited the day when the Church would organize branches in Ghana.
     

    In 1978, Church President Spencer W. Kimball received a revelation extending priesthood ordination to all worthy men and directed that missionaries be sent to Ghana. Hundreds of believers were baptized, branches organized, and a mission established. For the next decade, the Church grew in Ghana at an accelerated pace.

    In 1989–90, the government banned the activities of several religious organizations, including the Church. For more than a year, Ghanaian Saints continued to practice their faith in their homes. After the freeze ended, Saints continued to work to share the gospel and to build the Church. In 1998, Church President Gordon B. Hinckley visited Ghana and announced that a temple—the first in West Africa—would be built in Accra. The Accra Ghana Temple was dedicated in 2004.

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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