The Baltic Mission covers Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and is one of the few missions that does not include a country or capital in the mission name. President Dance shares an overview of the history of the Lord's work in the Baltic, as well as geographical and historical background of the varying countries, cultures, languages, and members.Facts about the LDS Church in the Baltic Nations
Estonia has 969 members and 1 district,Latvia has 1,025 members and 1 district, andLithuania has 847 members and 1 district.
The first branch organized in the former Soviet Union (now Estonia) was in Tallinn on January 28,1990, presided over by a missionary serving in the Finland mission.
The first missionaries assigned to Latvia arrivedin the city of Riga on June 17, 1992.
On December 21, 1992 the first missionaries to enter Lithuania were sent from the Russia St. Petersburg Mission to work in the city of Vilnius.
In March 1993, Elder James E. Faustof the Quorum of the Twelve visited Latvia. During that visit, Elder Faust said in a missionary meeting, "I prophesy, in your lifetime, you will see several stakes organized in the country of Latvia under the Latvian leadership. You are pioneers; you can tell your children about it."
The first branch in Latvia was organized in Riga on May 30, 1993.
The first meetinghouse in the Baltic nations was dedicated in Tallinn, Estonia on November 7, 1999.
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