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    4,885

    Total Church Membership

    0.09% 1-in-1131

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    31

    Congregations

    15 Wards
    16 Branches

    28

    Family History Centers

    28

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions | 2 Districts

    History

    Finland's first contact with the Church came from Swedish emigrants baptized in the early 1870s and Swedish missionary brothers who preached in Vaasa. In 1876, the first converts in Finland were baptized, and by 1886, 25 people had been baptized among the Swedish-speaking Finns. In 1903, Apostle Elder Francis M. Lyman visited Finland. The Finnish Mission was organized in 1947, when there were only 129 members in Finland. During the next seven years, the Church gained legal status and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, a companion scripture to the Bible, was translated into Finnish.

    The Helsinki Stake was organized in October 1977 with 3,642 members. Ten years later, Church membership was 4,100. Finnish members were the first to introduce the gospel to Estonia and parts of Russia. The Helsinki East Mission, created in 1990, served members in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) and parts of the former Soviet Union until their own missions were created. Membership in 1990 was 4,200.

    On 2 April 2000, Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church, announced the Helsinki Finland Temple. It was dedicated on 22 October 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley.

    In 2017, the first Finnish mission President Ilkka Aura was called to be the president of the Finland Helsinki Mission. He and his wife, Paula, began their mission presidency assignment on 1 July 2017.

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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