Facts and Statistics

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    Philippines

    During the Spanish-American War in 1898, two men from Utah who were members of the United States artillery battery, and who were also set apart as missionaries by the Church before they left the United States, preached while stationed in the Philippines. Missionary work ceased in the Philippines at the beginning of World War II and resumed again two decades later.On 28 April 1961, Elder Gordon B. Hinckley traveled to the islands and met with a small group of American residents, servicemen and Filipino members. He officially opened the islands for missionary work. By 1967, the work had progressed to the point where the Philippine Mission was organized.In 1969, the Church had spread to eight major islands and had the highest number of baptisms of any area in the Church. The Manila Missionary Training Center was established in 1983. In 1990-91, Church relief efforts helped with the damage caused by major earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions, and governmental conflicts. Membership in 1984 was 76,000 and 237,000 in 1990.

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    Haidi F. Fajardo

     

     

     

    Area Director for Public Affairs

    Phone:  632-635-9114

    Fax:       632-634-5460

    hffajardo@ldschurch.org

     

    728,295

    Total Church Membership

    21

    Missions

    176

    Family History Centers

    1,201

    Congregations

    2

    Temples

    North America

    9,058,148

    Total Church Membership

    191

    Missions

    2,784

    Family History Centers

    18,074

    Congregations

    106

    Temples

    South America

    3,905,125

    Total Church Membership

    94

    Missions

    912

    Family History Centers

    5,549

    Congregations

    17

    Temples

    Europe

    508,173

    Total Church Membership

    44

    Missions

    751

    Family History Centers

    1,457

    Congregations

    11

    Temples

    Asia

    1,111,204

    Total Church Membership

    42

    Missions

    321

    Family History Centers

    1,968

    Congregations

    8

    Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    530,830

    Total Church Membership

    18

    Missions

    323

    Family History Centers

    1,217

    Congregations

    10

    Temples

    Africa

    498,976

    Total Church Membership

    29

    Missions

    241

    Family History Centers

    1,602

    Congregations

    3

    Temples

    Worldwide Statistics

    15,634,199

    Total Church Membership

    418

    Missions

    155

    Temples

    30,016

    Congregations

    74,079

    Missionaries

    15

    Missionary Training Centers

    4

    Universities & Colleges

    407,971

    Seminary Students Enrollment

    356,663

    Institute Student Enrollment

    4,918

    Family History Centers

    8,320

    Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

    188

    Published Languages

    153

    Countries with Family History Centers

    186

    Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)