“Hungary,” Ensign, Jan. 2011, 71
Although the first Latter-day Saint missionary arrived in Hungary in 1885, he had little success and left after about three months. The first Hungarian known to join the Church, Mischa Markow, was baptized in Constantinople in 1887. He subsequently served a mission in Europe, but he was banished from Belgrade and later from Hungary because of his preaching.
For many years the political climate of Hungary limited missionary work there. During the 1980s, publicity about the Church caused many Hungarians to investigate it, and late in 1986, Hungarian government officials agreed to allow missionaries to enter the country.
Since then, missionary efforts have met with great success. The Book of Mormon was published in Hungarian in 1991, and the first stake was created in 2006.
The Church in Hungary
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