The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bolivia

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bolivia
Cochabamba Bolivia Temple.jpg
The Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
AreaSouth America Northwest
Members212,148 (2019)[1]
Stakes33
Districts8
Wards207
Branches63
Total Congregations270
Missions5
Temples1 Operating, 2 Announced
Family History Centers52[2]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bolivia refers to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its members in Bolivia. The first small branch meeting was held in 1964 with 19 people in attendance. Since then, the LDS Church in Bolivia has grown to more than 200,000 members in 270 congregations. Bolivia ranks as having the 6th most members of the LDS Church in South America and 10th worldwide[3]

History[edit]

Membership in Bolivia
YearMembership
1965 24
1970 1,685
1979 15,257
1989* 55,000
1999 112,222
2009 163,119
2019 212,148
*Membership was published as an estimated or rounded number.
Source: Windall J. Ashton; Jim M. Wall, Deseret News, various years, Church Almanac Country Information: Bolivia[1]

Missions[edit]

  • Bolivia Cochabamba Mission
  • Bolivia La Paz Mission
  • Bolivia La Paz El Alto Mission
  • Bolivia Santa Cruz Mission
  • Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission

Temples[edit]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bolivia is located in Bolivia
Cochabamba
Cochabamba
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
La Paz
La Paz
Temples in Bolivia
Red = Operating
Blue = Under Construction
Yellow = announced
Black = Closed for Renovations
Cochabamba Bolivia Temple.jpg
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
13 January 1995 by Gordon B. Hinckley
10 November 1996 by Gordon B. Hinckley
30 April 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
33,302 sq ft (3,093.9 m2) on a 6.67-acre (2.70 ha) site
Classic modern, single-tower design reflecting the Bolivian culture - designed by BSW and Church A&E Services


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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
4 October 2020 by Russell M. Nelson[4]


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Location:
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La Paz, Bolivia
3 October 2021 by Russell M. Nelson[5][6]

See also[edit]


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  • Religion in Bolivia

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: Bolivia", Newsroom, LDS Church, retrieved 3 May 2021
  2. Category:Bolivia Family History Centers, familysearch.org, retrieved 20 October 2021
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics
  4. "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 4 October 2020
  5. "13 new temple locations announced by President Nelson as conference closes", Church News, Deseret News, 3 Oct 2021
  6. "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, 3 Oct 2021

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