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    Lesotho

    1,369

    Total Church Membership

    0.06% 1-in-1565

    Population vs. Church Members

    6

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    6 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    Scattered Church families from the United States lived in Lesotho during the 1980s. In July 1988, at a meeting attended by 15 people, the Maseru Branch (a small congregation) was organized at the home of expatriates. The Church was registered in July 1989 and the first missionaries entered in September. As the branch grew, facilities were rented in a local school. Later a home was purchased to be remodeled into a church building.

    A seminary program for young people aged 14-18 functioned in the country as early as 1991. The first full-time young missionary from Lesotho began serving in the Durban mission in 1993.

    On February 18, 1996, members from Lesotho were among some 5,000 who attended the Johannesburg Regional Conference---the largest Church gathering assembled to this point in South Africa.

     

    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