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    Zambia

    5,053

    Total Church Membership

    0.03% 1-in-3639

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    17

    Congregations

    7 Wards
    10 Branches

    2

    Family History Centers

    2

    1

    Missions | 2 Districts

    History

    Latter-day Saints first arrived in the Copperbelt region of Zambia in the 1940s. Branches in Luanshya and Kitwe were established before 1964, when Northern Rhodesia became the independent Republic of Zambia. By 1969 the branches had been dissolved and missionary work in the country ended. Despite occasional petitions to reestablish the Church in the country, little Church activity occurred in Zambia for the next two decades.

    However, many Zambians living outside of the country found the restored gospel, joined the Church, and began to return to Zambia. By 1991 several converts who had returned to various places in Zambia were asked to help register the Church and prepare for missionaries to return. In 1992 when a branch was organized in Lusaka, Johnson Makombé was called as the branch president.

    The Church in Zambia has grown steadily since that first branch as Zambian Saints have “[served] the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2). Since 1995 Zambian Saints have made long bus trips to the temple in Johannesburg, South Africa, to perform ordinances for themselves and their ancestors. Members in Zambia have also volunteered countless hours to serve their neighbors. For example, in 2012 Church members assisted with a national campaign to provide measle vaccines to Zambian children.

    The first stake in Zambia was organized in Lusaka in March 2015. Today, there are more than 4,000 Latter-day Saints in Zambia.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples