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    1,481,530

    Total Church Membership

    1.16% 1-in-87

    Population vs. Church Members

    222

    Stakes

    100100
    1010

    1,843

    Congregations

    1,356 Wards
    487 Branches

    278

    Family History Centers

    278

    13

    Temples

    10

    32

    Missions | 47 Districts

    History

    By the 1870s, the Mexican government’s success in securing religious liberty led Brigham Young to conclude that the time had come to take the restored gospel to Mexico, spreading the Lord’s work among His dispersed people (see 3 Nephi 21:26–27). After portions of the Book of Mormon were translated into Spanish, missionaries baptized the first converts in 1877 in Hermosillo and organized a branch in Mexico City in 1879. In the 1880s, several colonies were also established in northern Mexico by Latter-day Saints emigrating from the United States.

    Early Church meetings outside of Utah were often led by missionaries, but events such as the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero Rebellion required local leaders to play a greater role in Mexico. From 1936 to 1946, tensions with returning mission leadership led to a painful schism in the Church in Mexico before members were reconciled. The reunited Saints established the Church more fully in their communities, and, in 1961, a stake was organized in Mexico City.

    In 1944 temple ordinances were translated into Spanish, and in 1945 many Mexican Saints traveled to Mesa, Arizona, to become the first in Church history to receive temple ordinances in a language other than English. In 1983 a temple was dedicated in Mexico City, and by the end of 2015 there were 13 temples in Mexico.

    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