The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Papua New Guinea

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Papua New Guinea
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
AreaPacific
Members30,825 (2019)[1]
Stakes2
Districts12
Wards10
Branches71
Total Congregations81
Missions2
Temples1 Site announced
Family History Centers2[2]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Papua New Guinea refers to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and its members in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first missionaries arrived in 1980. As of December 31, 2019, there were 30,825 members in 81 congregations,[1] making it the largest body of LDS Church members in Melanesia and the fifth largest in Oceania.[3]

Tok Pisin translation of the Book of Mormon
Membership in Papua New Guinea
YearMembership
1980 280
1985* 1,200
1989* 2,100
1995* 4,700
1999 8,954
2004 13,895
2009 16,664
2014 22,982
2019 30,825
*Membership was published as a rounded number.
Source: Windall J. Ashton; Jim M. Wall, Deseret News, various years, Church Almanac Country Information: Papua New Guinea[1]

Stakes & districts[edit]

As of February 2021, the following stake and districts exist in PNG:[4]

  • Daru Papua New Guinea Stake
  • Gerehu Papua New Guinea District
  • Goroka Papua New Guinea District
  • Isumo Papua New Guinea District
  • Lae Papua New Guinea District
  • Madang Papua New Guinea District
  • Minj Papua New Guinea District
  • Moveave Papua New Guinea District
  • Oro Papua New Guinea District
  • Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Stake
  • Rigo Papua New Guinea District
  • Sepik River Papua New Guinea District
  • Sogere Papua New Guinea District
  • Suki Papua New Guinea District

Missions[edit]

  • Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Mission
  • Papua New Guinea Lae Mission

Temples[edit]

The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple was announced on October 5, 2019 by church president Russell M. Nelson.

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Location:
Announced:
Size:
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
5 October 2019 by Russell M. Nelson[5]
9,550 sq ft (887 m2) on a 4.45-acre (1.80 ha) site

See also[edit]

  • Religion in Papua New Guinea

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country: Papua New Guinea", Newsroom, LDS Church, retrieved 27 July 2021
  2. Category:Papua New Guinea Family History Centers, familysearch.org, retrieved 27 July 2021
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints membership statistics
  4. "Suva Fiji Temple District", churchofjesuschristtemples.org, retrieved 2021-02-17
  5. "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples at October 2019 General Conference", Newsroom, LDS Church, 5 October 2019

External links[edit]



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