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    Romania Romania

    3,064

    Total Church Membership

    0.02% 1-in-6318

    Population vs. Church Members

    15

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    15 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    History

    Beginning in 1899, Mischa Markow, a Latter-day Saint missionary with a Romanian mother, preached in what is now Romania and established branches in Bucharest, Timişoara, and Braşov. However, no members are known to have remained in the country after the 1930s. After the regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown in 1989, Church leaders visited Romania to offer humanitarian assistance. Latter-day Saints around Europe and in other parts of the world participated in extended efforts to help. At the same time, a few Romanians felt drawn to the restored gospel, and in 1991, a branch in Bucharest was established.

    The Church soon spread beyond Bucharest: by 2000, there were also branches in Constanța, Piteşti, Ploieşti, Arad, Timişoara, Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, Sibiu, Bacău, Braşov, Galați, and Iaşi. In early 2001, young Romanian Latter-day Saints gathered for a countrywide youth conference for the first time. In the Church, members found a place of encouragement and support in times of trial, such as after the 2006 flooding on the Danube. Following Jesus’s counsel to give as freely as they had received (see Matthew 10:8), Romanian members reached out to others in service, especially as the number of refugees in Europe increased after 2015.

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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