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    Slovenia

    449

    Total Church Membership

    0.02% 1-in-4678

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    2 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    In 1911 John Stosich became the first Latter-day Saint missionary to preach the restored gospel in Slovenia, but no one joined the Church during his brief stay in Ljubljana. Five decades passed before Maria Gruden, whose son had joined the Church abroad, accepted the restored gospel in 1968 and became the only member in Ljubljana. With the exception of making irregular trips to branch meetings in Klagenfurt, Austria, and receiving occasional visits from Church members, Gruden spent many years in faithful, isolated devotion to the gospel.

    Missionary work officially began in Yugoslavia in 1978, but missionaries were not assigned to Ljubljana specifically until 1990. By then, several converts living in Slovenia were making regular trips to Klagenfurt to attend Church meetings. They welcomed the missionaries’ arrival and excitedly helped them make contacts, find accommodations, and translate Church materials into Slovene.

    The seeds of faith planted by Saints in Slovenia and their continued “faith with great diligence, and with patience” soon bore fruit (Alma 32:41). In just two years, from 1990 to 1992, branches were established in Ljubljana, Celje, and Maribor and a district was organized. In 2002 the Book of Mormon was published in Slovene, and in 2017 the Slovene translation of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price was announced.

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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