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    841

    Total Church Membership

    1-in-

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    5

    Family History Centers

    5

    History

    In May of 1969 Alain and Danièle Chion-Hock returned with their family to Réunion after being baptized a month earlier in France. After living for years as the only Latter-day Saints on the island, they began meeting in the late 1970s with others who had joined the Church abroad and returned to Réunion. The first branch was organized in 1979, just after the arrival of Joseph T. and Ruth Edmunds, the first senior missionary couple on the island.

    The small group of Réunionnais Latter-day Saints maintained their faith together, meeting in the Chion-Hock home and ministering to each other. The first proselytizing missionaries arrived in 1984; the next year, Nelly Lycurgue became the first member called from Réunion to serve a full-time mission. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, additional branches were established in Saint-Pierre, Le Port, and Sainte-Marie as people from the wide range of backgrounds that make up the population of Réunion joined the Church, coming together “in the unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:13).

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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