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    Haiti

    24,192

    Total Church Membership

    0.21% 1-in-466

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Stakes

    48

    Congregations

    27 Wards
    21 Branches

    11

    Family History Centers

    11

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions | 4 Districts

    History

    In 1977, after reading a pamphlet containing the testimony of Joseph Smith, Alexandre Mourra arranged to be taught by missionaries and was baptized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On his return to Port-au-Prince, he preached the gospel and organized regular meetings in Hatte-Marré. In July 1978, 22 Haitian converts were baptized and a branch was organized with Mourra as president.

    The gospel spread quickly in Haiti. By 1983, when Elder Thomas S. Monson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Haiti for the preaching of the gospel, a district with branches throughout the country had been organized. In the face of political discord, economic instability, and natural disasters, the Haitian Saints have proven resilient and faithful. In 1991, when a coup forced foreign missionaries out of the country, Fritzner and Gina Joseph, the first Haitians to preside over the mission in Port-au-Prince, led an all-Haitian missionary force as they continued to preach the restored gospel. When a tropical storm destroyed Gonaïves in 2008 and later when an earthquake leveled cities throughout the country, Haitian Saints helped their neighbors by distributing Church-provided aid and helping rebuild. Haitian Saints have found the truth in Paul’s declaration that when “the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:5).


    In 2015 Haitian Saints across the globe rejoiced at the announcement of the construction of a temple in Port-au-Prince. The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple was dedicated in 2019.

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    Regine Pierre-Nau
    National Director of Communication
    Phone: (509) 46-06-1711
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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