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    Poland

    2,089

    Total Church Membership

    0.006% 1-in-18167

    Population vs. Church Members

    11

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    11 Branches

    6

    Family History Centers

    6

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    Beginning in the late 19th century, missionaries from the Swiss-German Mission began preaching the gospel in the territory of modern Poland. These early efforts led to nearly 2,500 converts and the establishment of a district with several branches in an area that was part of the German Empire. In the early 1920s, another branch in the small town of Selbongen (later Zełwągi) was established.

    Toward the end of World War II when Soviet troops advanced into Poland, many branches were closed as members fled to Germany. The members of the Zełwągi Branch, however, continued to work together to live the gospel and maintain a presence in the country. The branch functioned as a Church center in the country, even when restrictions on communication and travel limited contact with the broader Church. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Church was officially recognized by the Polish government and began to establish branches in other places.

    Despite being at the center of many of the most difficult geopolitical events of the 20th century, the faithful Polish Saints persevered through faith and prayer, championing the gospel cause (see Ephesians 6:18). Since the 1980s, the Church in Poland has grown slowly but steadily. In 1990, the Poland Warsaw Mission was established, and in 2016, Mateusz Turek, a native of Poland, and his wife, Adrienne, were called to preside over the mission.

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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