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    Ukraine Click here for the Ukraine Mormon Newsroom

    11,242

    Total Church Membership

    0.03% 1-in-3970

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    48

    Congregations

    8 Wards
    40 Branches

    35

    Family History Centers

    35

    1

    Temples

    2

    Missions | 4 Districts

    History

    In June 1991, President Howard L. Biddulph of the Austria Vienna East Mission of the Church visited Kiev with his wife, Colleen. During that month, Ukraine's first official congregation of some 40 members was organized. At that time, ten missionaries served in the country under the direction of the Finland Helsinki Mission. In September 1991, Elders Boyd K. Packer and Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (the highest governing body of the Church) visited Ukraine's members. Five months later, missionary headquarters for the country were created in Kiev with President Biddulph presiding. The 35 missionaries of the mission served a country of nearly 52 million people. In July 1993, an additional mission was organized in Ukraine, headquartered in Donetsk.

    Humanitarian assistance to members in Kiev was offered by members in Germany and the United States, who shipped thousands of pounds of food and clothing to members and nonmembers in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In 1995, the Church shipped six tons of medical supplies to aid the Kiev Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery. Many Ukrainian congregations have held worship services in rented halls and baptisms at indoor swimming pools or in the Dnieper River. Several Ukrainian members have taken group trips by train to the nearest temple, located in Freiberg, Germany, where special family-centered ceremonies are held.

    September 2001 brought the dedication of the first two meetinghouses built by the Church in the Ukraine Kiev Mission. The meetinghouses were built by renovating existing buildings. In July of 1998, a historical announcement was made that a temple would be built in Ukraine, marking the first temple in eastern Europe.

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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