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    Cote d'Ivoire

    52,241

    Total Church Membership

    0.2% 1-in-493

    Population vs. Church Members

    14

    Stakes

    10

    250

    Congregations

    127 Wards
    123 Branches

    27

    Family History Centers

    27

    3

    Missions | 17 Districts

    History

    In 1980 Ivorians Lucien Affoué joined the Church in France, and Philippe Assard joined in Germany. A few years later, both their families felt prompted to return to their homeland and that the Lord would be with them (see Genesis 31:3). Church leaders asked Assard to be a shepherd to the handful of Ivorian Saints who had also been baptized abroad and then returned. In 1987 Côte d’Ivoire was dedicated for the preaching of the gospel, and the first baptisms in the country took place that same year.

    By the early 1990s, many Ivorian youth were serving missions or preparing to serve. In 1993 over 300 attended the first youth conference in the country. The Church grew quickly in Côte d’Ivoire: the first stake was organized in 1997, and the 12th stake was organized just 20 years later.


    Initially many Ivorian Saints sacrificed to travel to Switzerland or South Africa to make temple covenants. After the Accra Ghana Temple was dedicated in 2004, Ivorian Saints stood out for their dedication to family history and temple work. They organized regular group temple trips, bringing their own family names and their own ordinance workers. In 2015 President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Abidjan.

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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