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    Quebec

    Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1830's frequently traveled through but found little success in Lower Canada, as the province of Quebec was then called. They found proselyting difficult among its largely French-speaking people. In 1836, however, Hazen Aldrich and Winslow Farr proselyted in Stanstead County and baptized a number of people. Twenty-three of these emigrated on 20 July 1837. After the 1840s, missionary work slowed as many Canadian Church members joined other Latter-day Saints who were gathering in the western United States.

    The Canadian Mission was organized in 1919. By 1930, an English-speaking branch (a small congregation) began meeting in Montreal. A meetinghouse for this branch was purchased in 1942 and served local Church members until the late 1970s.

    In 1961, six French-speaking missionaries were sent to the areas near Quebec. The missionaries attracted converts and established a base for more Latter-day Saint French-speaking immigrants. Later missionaries entered Quebec City where a branch was organized in 1969. The Quebec Mission (later changed to the Canada Montreal Mission) was created in 1972, and by 1974 several French-speaking branches were created.

     

     

    11 874

    Total Church Membership

    36

    Congregations

    1

    Missions

    Canada

    196 586

    Total Church Membership

    7

    Missions

    190

    Family History Centers

    496

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    North America

    9 253 590

    Total Church Membership

    192

    Missions

    2 866

    Family History Centers

    18 159

    Congregations

    109

    Temples

    South America

    4 038 045

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    979

    Family History Centers

    5 545

    Congregations

    18

    Temples

    Europe

    516 003

    Total Church Membership

    43

    Missions

    710

    Family History Centers

    1 422

    Congregations

    12

    Temples

    Asia

    1 155 764

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    333

    Family History Centers

    1 973

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    552 825

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    338

    Family History Centers

    1 251

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    578 310

    Total Church Membership

    31

    Missions

    285

    Family History Centers

    2 004

    Congregations

    3

    Temples

    Worldwide Statistics

    16 118 169

    Total Church Membership

    407

    Missions

    160

    Temples

    30 506

    Congregations

    65 915

    Missionaries

    14

    Missionary Training Centers

    4

    Universities & Colleges

    404 270

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    357 760

    Institute Student Enrollment

    5 100

    Family History Centers

    10 238

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    188

    Published Languages

    140

    Countries with Family History Centers

    189

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)