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    4,693

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-1892

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    17

    Congregations

    14 Wards
    3 Branches

    12

    Family History Centers

    12

    History

    Elder Orson Pratt of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Austria for the preaching of the gospel in 1865, but only a handful of Austrians joined the Church in the 19th century. The first lasting group in Austria began with the baptism of Johann Huber from Haag am Hausruck in 1900. Like the early Christians, early Saints in Austria “endured a great fight of afflictions” (Hebrews 10:32) after embracing the gospel message, including religious prejudice and political tumult.

    Early Austrian Saints kept the faith and nurtured some of the first converts from other regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before its disintegration at the end of World War I. In 1920 members remaining in Austria were organized into the Vienna District; these Saints kept the faith through an international economic depression, annexation by Nazi Germany, and the violence of World War II. The Church grew rapidly in the postwar years: from roughly 200 members during the war to more than 2,500 by the end of the 1960s. Austria’s first stake was organized in Vienna in 1980; a second stake was organized in Salzburg in 1997. By 2015 there were over 4,500 Latter-day Saints in Austria contributing to the communities and reaching out to others in acts of service.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    666,508

    Members

    2,327

    Congregations

    Missions

    35Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    4Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,230,515

    Members

    2,130

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    354

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    497,436

    Members

    1,374

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    654

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,419,307

    Members

    18,256

    Congregations

    Missions

    173Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,543

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    572,895

    Members

    1,283

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    304

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,178,375

    Members

    5,570

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,000

    Temples

    21Temples