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    Lithuania Click here for the Lithuania Mormon Newsroom

    925

    Total Church Membership

    0.03% 1-in-3013

    Population vs. Church Members

    5

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    5 Branches

    4

    Family History Centers

    4

    History

    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lithuania are few but faithful. Their history has been one of isolation from Church leadership while gathering frequently as a small group to strengthen one another (see Matthew 18:20 and Moroni 6:5).
     

    In 1907 Latter-day Saint missionaries first preached in the modern territory of Lithuania in Memel, Germany (now Klaipėda, Lithuania). During the tumult of World War II, contact with the branch, which was established in 1909, was lost.

    No Latter-day Saint missionaries preached in Lithuania while it was part of the Soviet Union. In the late 1980s, however, several Lithuanians were baptized in other countries and eventually returned to Lithuania. Missionaries were reassigned to Lithuania in late 1992 after the country regained independence. While these first missionaries preached only in Russian, within six months, a program to train missionaries in both Russian and Lithuanian was started.

    On May 20, 1993, Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to Vilnius and dedicated the land for the preaching of the restored gospel. Since the dedication, the Church in Lithuania has experienced small but sustained growth. Latter-day Saints from Lithuania have served full-time missions, attended the temple, and witnessed the translation of the Book of Mormon into their own language.

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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