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    Punta Arenas, Chile
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    “Punta Arenas, Chile,” Ensign, July 2020

    The Church Is Here

    Punta Arenas, Chile

    Sunrise

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    The Church is strong in Chile, from the desert towns of the north to metropolitan Santiago in the center to the Punta Arenas stake in the south, with its seven wards and two branches. Here are some more facts about Chile and the Church there:

    595,526

    Church members

    3.3

    percent of the population who are members of the Church

    77

    stakes, 590 congregations, 10 missions

    100

    family history centers

    3

    temples: Santiago (dedicated 1983), Concepción (dedicated 2018), Antofagasta (announced 2019)

    2,653

    miles (4,270 km) from the northern border of Chile to the southern border, 217 miles (350 km) wide from east to west

    1956: First congregation organized

    1972: First stake organized

    1988: Fourth country in the world to reach 50 stakes

    1994–96: 26 new stakes created