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    Trinidad and Tobago

    3,524

    Total Church Membership

    0.25% 1-in-395

    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

    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