The Church in South Korea
    Footnotes

    “The Church in South Korea,” New Era, Jan. 2010, 41

    The Church in South Korea

    The first official missionaries arrived in Korea in 1954. They learned to speak the language and taught many young students. The Korean Mission was created in 1962, with seven branches of the Church.

    The Book of Mormon was printed in Korean in 1967. The first stake was created in Seoul, South Korea, in 1973. Two years later, membership had increased to 9,000, and by 1983, it had reached almost 29,000.

    The Seoul Korea Temple was dedicated in 1985. When the 1988 Olympic Games were held in Korea, the Brigham Young University Folk Dancers performed at the opening ceremonies, viewed by an estimated audience of 1 billion people worldwide.

    Here are a few facts about the Church today in South Korea:

    Membership

    81,251

    Missions

    4

    Temples

    1

    Wards & Branches

    142

    Family History Centers

    24

    Seoul Korea Temple, © 2000 George Epperson