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    Newfoundland

    759

    Total Church Membership

    0.15% 1-in-685

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Congregations

    Wards
    3 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    History

    The St. John's Branch (a small congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was created in 1957, and through the next decade it grew to 92 members. Other branches in the province include Cornerbook and Gander. About half of the converts to the Church in this area are immigrants, often from Eastern European countries. While Church members in the area continue to practice their faith, unemployment and economic difficulties hamper increasing their numbers.

     

     

    Canada

    196 589

    Total Church Membership

    0.54% 1-in-187

    Population vs. Church Members

    50

    Stakes

    1010101010

    496

    Congregations

    347 Wards
    149 Branches

    160

    Family History Centers

    160

    8

    Temples

    7

    Missions | 3 Districts

    History

    Joseph Smith, Sr. and his son Don Carlos — the father and brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. — preached in several Canadian towns and hamlets north of the St. Lawrence River in September 1830. The Canadian settlements were only a day or two’s journey from Palmyra, New York, and Kirtland, Ohio, and several converts were eager to share their new religion with relatives north of the border.

    Between 1830 and 1850, some 2,500 Canadians joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly in Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario and the watershed areas of Northern Ontario along the Ottawa River and Lakes Huron and Superior) but also in the southern English-speaking townships of Lower Canada (southern portion of current-day Quebec and the Labrador region), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

    The first known Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Alberta were Simeon F. Allen and his son Heber S. Allen of Hyrum, Utah, who contracted work in 1883 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad between Medicine Hat and Calgary. They were joined by other Later-day Saints from Utah working on the contract.

    A few years later in 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from Church President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada.

    Today, more than 190,000 Latter-day Saints are spread throughout 496 congregations in Canada.

    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    578 944

    Members

    2 010

    Congregations

    Missions

    32Missions

    Family History Centers

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1 181 411

    Members

    2 124

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    512 269

    Members

    1 408

    Congregations

    Missions

    42Missions

    Family History Centers

    704

    Temples

    13Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9 254 663

    Members

    18 167

    Congregations

    Missions

    192Missions

    Family History Centers

    2 530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    552 825

    Members

    1 251

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4 038 057

    Members

    5 546

    Congregations

    Missions

    94Missions

    Family History Centers

    941

    Temples

    17Temples