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    Haiti

    24,911

    Total Church Membership

    0.22% 1-in-458

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Stakes

    48

    Congregations

    27 Wards
    21 Branches

    11

    Family History Centers

    11

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions | 4 Districts

    History

    In 1977, after reading a pamphlet containing the testimony of Joseph Smith, Alexandre Mourra arranged to be taught by missionaries and was baptized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On his return to Port-au-Prince, he preached the gospel and organized regular meetings in Hatte-Marré. In July 1978, 22 Haitian converts were baptized and a branch was organized with Mourra as president.

    The gospel spread quickly in Haiti. By 1983, when Elder Thomas S. Monson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Haiti for the preaching of the gospel, a district with branches throughout the country had been organized. In the face of political discord, economic instability, and natural disasters, the Haitian Saints have proven resilient and faithful. In 1991, when a coup forced foreign missionaries out of the country, Fritzner and Gina Joseph, the first Haitians to preside over the mission in Port-au-Prince, led an all-Haitian missionary force as they continued to preach the restored gospel. When a tropical storm destroyed Gonaïves in 2008 and later when an earthquake leveled cities throughout the country, Haitian Saints helped their neighbors by distributing Church-provided aid and helping rebuild. Haitian Saints have found the truth in Paul’s declaration that when “the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:5).


    In 2015 Haitian Saints across the globe rejoiced at the announcement of the construction of a temple in Port-au-Prince. The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple was dedicated in 2019.

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    Regine Pierre-Nau
    National Director of Communication
    Phone: (509) 46-06-1711
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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