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    958

    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

    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