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“Carmen, Philippines,” Ensign, September 2020

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Carmen, Philippines

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The Carmen Branch, represented by this location in Bohol, is in the Tagbilaran stake and is one of 1,227 congregations in the Philippines. Here are some facts about the Church in the Philippines:

785,164

Church members (1 in every 134 people)

107

stakes and 68 districts

22

missions

2

temples operating, 1 under construction, 4 announced

1

missionary training center

1967: First mission organized

1969: Highest number of baptisms compared with any other country in the world

1973: First stake formed

2017: Fifth nation in the Church to reach 100 stakes