Into All the World

Jeff and Karen Acerson - Episode 48

Episode 48


President Jeff Acerson and Sister Karen Acerson share their insights into missionary work in Rome, Italy. They talk about the groundbreaking of the new Rome Temple and the miracles that occurred to allow it to be built, as well as the effect the temple announcement has had on Saints in the area. They also share amazing conversion stories and talk about Italy's high retention rate.

Facts about the LDS Church in Italy

  • Over 22,886 Members, 6 Stakes, 36 Wards, 63 Branches, 7 Missions, 3 Districts and 1 Temple.
  • Located in southern Europe, jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, the boot-shaped Republic of Italy has a population that speaks Italian and is nearly all Roman Catholic.
  • The first proselyting efforts in this dispensation began under the direction of Elder Lorenzo Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
  • The first missionaries Arrived in Genova on the 25 June 1850, Elder Snow and his two companions, Thomas B. H. Stenhouse and Joseph Toronto.

Visit this Church News article for more information about the LDS Church in Italy.

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