Monday, August 25, 2014

The LDS Church in Sweden

More important than the random tourist-y facts that I know about Sweden is the Church's history in Sweden, so here is what I have learned:

  • The first missionary to Sweden was a Swedish seaman (John E. Forsgren)
  • The first convert baptized in Sweden was Peter Forsgren in 1850
  • Many people converted from Sweden and moved to the United States to be with other Church members in Utah
  • The first LDS Temple was completed in Stockolm in 1985
  • Currently, there are around 9,463 members of the Church in Sweden and 40 congregations
  • There are around 180 missionaries in the Sweden Stockholm Mission

This is a picture of the Stockholm, Sweden Temple. Beautiful...

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