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    Kazakhstan Click here for the Kazakhstan Newsroom

    205

    Total Church Membership

    0.001% 1-in-91486

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    3 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    History

    The first Latter-day Saints to live in Kazakhstan were Russell and Margaret Backus, Americans working in Almaty, who began having worship meetings in their apartment in late 1997. In 1998, other families moved to Almaty and provided the nucleus around which the Church began to grow.

    The first baptism in Kazakhstan was in November 1999, a woman named Jazigul Tugelbaeva who learned of the Church from American members living in Almaty. The Church received official recognition in December 2000.  Seven months after the government recognition, the first branch of the Church in the country was created in Almaty on July 29, 2001.

    Barry A. and Tamara H. Baker were the first missionaries called to Kazakhstan. Representing Latter-day Saint Charities, the Bakers undertook projects in hospitals and orphanages, provided aid to victims of the May 2003 earthquake, and also worked with other humanitarian organizations.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples