Monday, February 18, 2019

Updated Country Profile - Saint Lucia

Click here to access the updated country profile for Saint Lucia. The Church initially established a presence in the country in 1984, but the original branch was not self-sustaining and eventually closed in 1994 after significant opposition to the Church and the removal of full-time missionaries. The Church reestablished a branch in 2003. Today, there are nearly 400 members. See below for the Future Prospects section for this article:

The outlook for church growth in the near future appears mixed. The Church has struggled with mediocre convert retention rates and decreasing member activity rates for most of the 2010s. As a result, no new branches have been organized. Nevertheless, the Church continues to report dozens of new converts who join the Church each year in the two branches. Additional congregations may be organized in the most populous lesser-reached areas as well as in Castries and its surroundings. Once three or more branches operate, a district may be created. Self-sustaining growth over the long term will depend on locals serving full-time missions, remaining in their home country, and increasing the number of active priesthood holders to fill leadership positions.

2 comments:

Eduardo Clinch said...

Spanish seems to be the fastest growing language group in the Caribbean, then French, then English, then maybe Papiamento, then Dutch.
I wonder if Cuba could take more missionaries now?

Stephen Barton said...

Currently Cuba doesnt have any missionaries and is administered by the jamaica kingston mission. The mission president visits havana every once in awhile according to my cousin who just returned from that mission.