Into All the World is a 30-minute program interviewing current and recently-returned stake and mission presidents from around the world about the Church in their area.
President Wesley Thompson and Sister Rebecca Thompson recently returned from the Germany Hamburg Mission and join us to talk about their experiences. They share conversion stories, how they were directed by the Lord, and the cultural challenges of missionary work in Germany.
Facts about the LDS Church in Germany
- Over 37,000 Members, 14 Stakes, 90 Wards, 82 Branches, 4 Missions, 3 Districts and 2 Temples.
- A central European nation divided following World War II and united in October 1990, Germany is predominantly Catholic in the south and Protestant in the north.
- Probably the first German convert was Jacob Zundel who joined the Church in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836.
- The first Latter-day Saint to go to Germany was James Howard, a British convert working there in 1840. He tried to preach but was unsuccessful due to local restrictions.
- Elder Orson Hyde spent 10 months in Germany in 1841-42, but was unsuccessful in preaching, although he did study German and oversaw the translation of a tract into German.
Visit this Church News article for more information about the LDS Church in Germany.
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