Just a few interesting facts about the church in Hungary

February 21, 2014


Just a few weeks ago I doubt I could have correctly pinpointed Hungary on a map. Now, suddenly, I am hungry to learn all I can about Hungary! The more I learn, the more excited I am to serve. Here are some interesting facts about the Church in Hungary:

  • In June 1988, Hungary granted legal recognition to the LDS Church, permitting the commencement of missionary work among its citizens.
  • Hungary’s first meetinghouse was dedicated in October, 1989, by President Thomas S. Monson, who was then a counselor in the First Presidency.
  • The Hungary Mission was created in June 1990.
  • In 1991, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Budapest to an enthusiastic audience that gave the choir eight curtain calls.
  • In 1991, the Hungarian edition of the Book of Mormon was released.
  • The Hungarian edition of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price was released in 1995.
  • In 2005, the triple combination became available for the more than 14.5 million Hungarian speakers scattered throughout Hungary and 10 other countries in Central Europe.
  • The Freiberg Germany Temple is the closest to the members in Hungary.
  • There is currently one stake and one mission in Hungary, with about 100 missionaries currently serving.
  • There are 22 congregations and 6 family history centers in operation.
  • The main religion in Hungary is Roman Catholic, along with Calvinism and atheism.
  • The population of Hungary is over 9.9 million, with over 1.7 million living in Budapest alone.
  • There are currently 4,940 member of the Church in Hungary (so you can see we have a lot of work to do).

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