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    Liberia

    17,823

    Total Church Membership

    0.35% 1-in-284

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Stakes

    58

    Congregations

    42 Wards
    16 Branches

    5

    Family History Centers

    5

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    In 1985 Joe C. Jarwleh read the Book of Mormon and shared it with fellow members of the Temple of Christ Church, a group interested in early Christianity. When senior missionaries came to Liberia two years later, many members of this group were baptized. By 1989 a district was organized in Monrovia, but that December the First Liberian Civil War began.

    During the civil war, many members were scattered or killed. Some fled to other nations and built up the Church there. Others stayed and found ways to minister to each other through the conflict. Even when severely tried, the Saints were determined to follow the example of Nephi and “go and do” the things the Lord commanded (see 1 Nephi 3:7).


    The Saints endured faithfully through the conflict, and in 2000 the first stake in Liberia was created. Members have consistently joined other West African Saints in annual days of service, conferences, and historical commemorations. In 2015 Latter-day Saints helped provide food, cooking oil, and sanitation supplies to those in need during the Ebola outbreak. By 2017 there were four stakes in Liberia and numerous Liberian Latter-day Saints around the world.

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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