Carmen, Philippines
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“Carmen, Philippines,” Liahona, September 2020

The Church Is Here

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


First mission organized


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


First stake formed


Fifth nation in the Church to reach 100 stakes