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    Slovakia

    302

    Total Church Membership

    1-in-

    4

    Congregations

    0 Wards
    4 Branches

    History

    The Czechoslovak Mission opened on July 24, 1929, but most work initially took place in Czech-speaking cities. The first known Slovaks to investigate the Church did so during the Communist era, when Otakar Vojkůvka, his family, and others began teaching “Christian yoga” classes, combining principles of the gospel with yoga exercises. By 1993, when Slovakia and the Czech Republic separated, there were 20 to 30 members in Slovakia.

    At the time of the division, a procedural error left the Church without official recognition in Slovakia. With fewer than 200 members in the country, the Church needed 20,000 Slovakian citizens to sign a petition supporting the application for registration. The task seemed insurmountable. In 2006, members, missionaries, and Church leaders joined in faith to gather the necessary signatures in just seven days. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles called this miracle the “dawning of a brighter day.”

    Since 2006, the Church has become more firmly planted in Slovakia. In 2013, the Book of Mormon was published in Slovak. Two years later, the Bratislava District was created. Latter-day Saints in Slovakia have faced their challenges with faith and have found happiness in the tender mercy of God (see James 5:11).

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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