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    Kazakhstan Click here for the Kazakhstan Mormon Newsroom

    218

    Total Church Membership

    0.001% 1-in-82742

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    3 Branches

    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 LDS 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 LDS 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

    621,448

    Members

    2,150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,206,148

    Members

    2,139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493,970

    Members

    1,382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,336,465

    Members

    18,071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562,341

    Members

    1,253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,093,363

    Members

    5,541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples