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    Trinidad and Tobago

    3,505

    Total Church Membership

    0.25% 1-in-400

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    9

    Congregations

    5 Wards
    4 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    1

    Missions

    History

    Members have been in Trinidad and Tobago since 1977. In 1955, Elder Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of Twelve, visited Trinidad during a Caribbean and South American tour. He said: "In Trinidad, which is in the British orbit, we found a member of the Church serving as one of the secretaries of the consulate."

    Elizabeth Anne Rogers, a Trinidadian by birth, married a member of the Church, Emil Paul Dopson, in England, in 1974. She was baptized two months later. In 1976, the Dopson family moved back to Trinidad. Liz Dopson wrote a letter to President Spencer W. Kimball, requesting that full-time missionaries be sent to Trinidad. The Trinidad government allowed missionaries to enter the country. The first sacrament meeting (worship service) was held in November 1976. Among the first converts in Trinidad were Lucy Josephine Payne and Blasil D. and Felicia Borde, baptized in 1977.

    A branch (a small congregation) in Port of Spain was organized 5 June 1980, under the Venezuela Caracas Mission. The area was transferred to the West Indies Mission in September 1983.

    The Trinidad Tobago Mission was created 1 July 1991, but discontinued in 1994. That year the West Indies Mission headquarters was moved from Barbados to Trinidad.

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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