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    Malaysia

    10,845

    Total Church Membership

    0.03% 1-in-2908

    Population vs. Church Members

    31

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    31 Branches

    8

    Family History Centers

    8

    History

    When the Singapore Mission opened in 1974, with Malaysia a part of the mission, missionaries were rotated in and out of the country on 30-day tourist visas to comply with the law of the land.

    After the government granted the Church recognition status in 1977, Elder and Sister Werner Kiepe were sent to Malaysia. They helped acquire the first property owned by the Church in Malaysia in the suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Church membership was small with many members being American and Australian, temporarily working in the country, as well as some Chinese members living in the country.

    A milestone was reached when two native Malaysian elders were called in 1981 to serve as missionaries in the Singapore Mission. In the same year, a district was organized. In 1986, the seminary and institute program was established. In 1990, King Syed Putra Jamallai, the Rajah of Perlis State in Malaysia, was honored during a visit at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii.

    In 1995 Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Malaysia and dedicated the country for preaching the gospel.

    Ground was broken for the first meetinghouse in East Malaysia at Kota Kinabalu on 16 April 2003.

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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