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    Trinidad and Tobago

    3,497

    Total Church Membership

    0.26% 1-in-392

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    9

    Congregations

    5 Wards
    4 Branches

    1

    Family History Centers

    1

    1

    Missions

    History

    Members have been in Trinidad and Tobago since 1977. In 1955, Elder Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of Twelve, visited Trinidad during a Caribbean and South American tour. He said: "In Trinidad, which is in the British orbit, we found a member of the Church serving as one of the secretaries of the consulate."

    Elizabeth Anne Rogers, a Trinidadian by birth, married a member of the Church, Emil Paul Dopson, in England, in 1974. She was baptized two months later. In 1976, the Dopson family moved back to Trinidad. Liz Dopson wrote a letter to President Spencer W. Kimball, requesting that full-time missionaries be sent to Trinidad. The Trinidad government allowed missionaries to enter the country. The first sacrament meeting (worship service) was held in November 1976. Among the first converts in Trinidad were Lucy Josephine Payne and Blasil D. and Felicia Borde, baptized in 1977.

    A branch (a small congregation) in Port of Spain was organized 5 June 1980, under the Venezuela Caracas Mission. The area was transferred to the West Indies Mission in September 1983.

    The Trinidad Tobago Mission was created 1 July 1991, but discontinued in 1994. That year the West Indies Mission headquarters was moved from Barbados to Trinidad.

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    Taramatie Kotiah
    National Director of Public Affairs
    Phone: +1 (868) 487-2227
    Address: PO Bag 543, Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    621,448

    Members

    2,150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,206,148

    Members

    2,139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493,970

    Members

    1,382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,336,465

    Members

    18,071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562,341

    Members

    1,253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,093,363

    Members

    5,541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples