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    Liberia

    14,538

    Total Church Membership

    0.29% 1-in-340

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Stakes

    53

    Congregations

    38 Wards
    15 Branches

    5

    Family History Centers

    5

    1

    Missions | 1 Districts

    History

    In 1985 Joe C. Jarwleh read the Book of Mormon and shared it with fellow members of the Temple of Christ Church, a group interested in early Christianity. When senior missionaries came to Liberia two years later, many members of this group were baptized. By 1989 a district was organized in Monrovia, but that December the First Liberian Civil War began.

    During the civil war, many members were scattered or killed. Some fled to other nations and built up the Church there. Others stayed and found ways to minister to each other through the conflict. Even when severely tried, the Saints were determined to follow the example of Nephi and “go and do” the things the Lord commanded (see 1 Nephi 3:7).


    The Saints endured faithfully through the conflict, and in 2000 the first stake in Liberia was created. Members have consistently joined other West African Saints in annual days of service, conferences, and historical commemorations. In 2015 Latter-day Saints helped provide food, cooking oil, and sanitation supplies to those in need during the Ebola outbreak. By 2017 there were four stakes in Liberia and numerous Liberian Latter-day Saints around the world.

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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