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    Lithuania Click here for the Lithuania Mormon Newsroom

    919

    Total Church Membership

    0.03% 1-in-3042

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    5 Branches

    4

    Family History Centers

    4

    History

    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lithuania are few but faithful. Their history has been one of isolation from Church leadership while gathering frequently as a small group to strengthen one another (see Matthew 18:20 and Moroni 6:5).
     

    In 1907 Latter-day Saint missionaries first preached in the modern territory of Lithuania in Memel, Germany (now Klaipėda, Lithuania). During the tumult of World War II, contact with the branch, which was established in 1909, was lost.

    No Latter-day Saint missionaries preached in Lithuania while it was part of the Soviet Union. In the late 1980s, however, several Lithuanians were baptized in other countries and eventually returned to Lithuania. Missionaries were reassigned to Lithuania in late 1992 after the country regained independence. While these first missionaries preached only in Russian, within six months, a program to train missionaries in both Russian and Lithuanian was started.

    On May 20, 1993, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to Vilnius and dedicated the land for the preaching of the restored gospel. Since the dedication, the Church in Lithuania has experienced small but sustained growth. Latter-day Saints from Lithuania have served full-time missions, attended the temple, and witnessed the translation of the Book of Mormon into their own language.

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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