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    Mauritius

    552

    Total Church Membership

    0.04% 1-in-2294

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    3 Branches

    History

    In 1856 George F. W. Kershaw preached in Mauritius, but no lasting Church presence was established at the time. The modern history of the Church in Mauritius began in the 1970s, when Mauritians who joined the Church abroad felt a desire to “impart the word of God to their brethren [and sisters]” (Mosiah 28:1) and wrote to Church leaders, asking for missionaries to be sent to relatives living in Mauritius. In 1981, after the first missionaries were sent, Harold Essoo, Rowen Narraidoo, Gerard Goder, Alain Kheeroo, Jayprakash Mohabeer, and Jocelyn Lenette became the first Mauritians baptized on the island. In the 1980s, the first branch was organized, the Church received official legal recognition, and the first missionaries from Mauritius were called.


    In 1988 Elder Marvin J. Ashton visited Mauritius to offer a dedicatory prayer. “We know this land is a link between Western and Eastern cultures,” he noted in the prayer, referring to the melting pot of African, Indian, Chinese, and European ancestry and cultures in the country. “We dedicate this beautiful island … in accordance with thy present and future plans for not only the growth, but the prosperity and peace that the gospel can bring.” In 2017, with branches in Rose Hill, Phoenix, and Flacq, the first district in Mauritius was organized.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples