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    Slovakia

    309

    Total Church Membership

    1-in-

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    History

    The Czechoslovak Mission opened on July 24, 1929, but most work initially took place in Czech-speaking cities. The first known Slovaks to investigate the Church did so during the Communist era, when Otakar Vojkůvka, his family, and others began teaching “Christian yoga” classes, combining principles of the gospel with yoga exercises. By 1993, when Slovakia and the Czech Republic separated, there were 20 to 30 members in Slovakia.

    At the time of the division, a procedural error left the Church without official recognition in Slovakia. With fewer than 200 members in the country, the Church needed 20,000 Slovakian citizens to sign a petition supporting the application for registration. The task seemed insurmountable. In 2006, members, missionaries, and Church leaders joined in faith to gather the necessary signatures in just seven days. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles called this miracle the “dawning of a brighter day.”

    Since 2006, the Church has become more firmly planted in Slovakia. In 2013, the Book of Mormon was published in Slovak. Two years later, the Bratislava District was created. Latter-day Saints in Slovakia have faced their challenges with faith and have found happiness in the tender mercy of God (see James 5:11).

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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