Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Church in Argentina

Argentina has the seventh largest number of Church members in the world and is one of the few countries to have at least 10 missions (which well serve a country of 40 million). Church growth in this South American country has been consistant and strong from 297,000 members back in 2000 to almost 356,000 at the end of 2006. The number of wards (large congregations) in Argentina rose from 393 to 458 during this time period and the total number of congregations rose by 54. No new stakes have been organized in nearly four years and the number of convert baptisms has declined in the past couple years. Only one temple is in the whole country, located in Buenos Aires. Some of the stakes in the western portion of the country attend the Santiago Chile Temple and in the north, the Asuncion Paraguay Temple. Possible locations for future temples in Argentina include Mendoza and Cordoba.
The yellow squares are stakes and the green squares are districts.

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