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    Latvia Click here for the Latvia Mormon Newsroom

    1,272

    Total Church Membership

    0.07% 1-in-1504

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    5 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    Although Mischa Markow preached the gospel in Rīga in 1903, a lasting Church presence in Latvia was not established until 1992, when Gvido and Velga Senkāns moved to Rīga, followed shortly by the first missionaries. On March 17, 1992, James E. Faust of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated Latvia for the preaching of the gospel. Two months later, the first branch was organized.

    Additional branches, both Latvian- and Russian-speaking, were organized over the next decade. In 2001 the Book of Mormon was published in Latvian, and a ceremony was held for the groundbreaking of the first Church-constructed meetinghouse in the country. Latvian Saints have worshipped together, supported each other, and contributed to their communities through regular service projects, keeping their baptismal covenant to “comfort those that stand in need of comfort” (Mosiah 18:9). By 2019 there were roughly 1,000 Latter-day Saints in Latvia, with branches in Rīga, Liepāja, and Daugavpils.

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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