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    Serbia

    361

    Total Church Membership

    0.005% 1-in-19137

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    3 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    History

    Mischa Markow, a convert from Vojvodina, briefly preached in Beograd and Zrenjanin in 1899, but the first Church member to settle in Serbia was Eviza Arbić Vujičić, who moved to Beograd in 1918 after being baptized in Budapest, Hungary. In part through Vujičić’s efforts to help teach the gospel, in 1933 Matej Spaček became the first person baptized in Serbia.

    The Church did not become fully established in Serbia, however, until the 1970s and 1980s. Krešimir Ćosić, who had joined the Church at Brigham Young University, helped spread the gospel during his basketball career in Yugoslavia. In Beograd, Radmila Ranović became the first person living in Yugoslavia to serve a full-time mission. The first branch in Serbia was organized in Beograd in 1983, shortly after Ranović’s return.

    The branch developed into a district by 1992 as the work began to spread beyond Beograd. In their branches and in their own lives, Latter-day Saints in Serbia followed Christ’s call to build “upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock” as a protection against evil (Doctrine and Covenants 18:5). Over the following decade, as Saints in Serbia witnessed warfare and endured bombing campaigns, their fellow Saints around Europe worked to deliver aid to their country. By 2002 both proselytizing and humanitarian missionaries had returned to Serbia to serve in the branches in Beograd, Novi Sad, and Sremska Mitrovica.

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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