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    Estonia Click here for the Estonia Mormon Newsroom

    1,146

    Total Church Membership

    0.09% 1-in-1153

    Population vs. Church Members

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    History

    In the late 1980s missionaries serving in the Finland Helsinki Mission began to contact Soviet citizens who were visiting Finland. Also, Finnish Latter-day Saints started traveling to Estonia, then part of the Soviet Union, where they began to spread the gospel. Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, was one of these initial contact points.

    The first branch (a small congregation) organized in the former Soviet Union was in Tallinn on January 28, 1990, presided over by a Finnish missionary, Hari Aho. Peep Kivit later became the first native branch president. In September 1991, two more branches in Tallinn were organized, one Estonian speaking, the other Russian speaking. The two Estonian branches were combined in the summer of 1997.

    The Church received government recognition in Estonia on 2 July 1990. However, new Estonian laws passed in 1993 required that the Church be re-registered. In 1994, through the efforts of Jussi Kemppainen and senior missionary James Ames, the Church fulfilled its registration requirements. The first chapel in the Baltic nations was dedicated in Tallinn in November 1999. The Book of Mormon in Estonian was published in January 2000.

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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