“The Church in Hungary,” New Era, May 2009, 39
In 1885, two missionaries went to Budapest, Hungary, but after a month with little success they left the country. Two years later, Hungarian Mischa Markow was converted near Constantinople (Istanbul) and returned to preach in his native land the following year, but he was banished from Hungary after being imprisoned. In 1900, Elder Markow and his companion preached in Temesvar, Hungary, until the government forced them to leave. The day before they left, they baptized 12 people and appointed leaders for a congregation of 31 members. Prior to World War I, a total of 106 people were baptized.
In June 1988, Hungary gave the Church legal recognition. One year later, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the county’s first meetinghouse. The Hungary Budapest Mission was created in June 1990.
Here are a few facts about the Church today in Hungary:
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