Mormon Church in Denmark: Celebrating 160 years

Throughout the month of June, members of the Church in Denmark celebrated its 160th anniversary with activities, Mormon Helping Hands projects, a birthday cake with 160 candles and a visit from Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the Seventy, president of the Europe Area.

Since the apostle Erastus Snow arrived in Copenhagen on June 14, 1850, to open and preside over the new Scandinavian Mission, more than 30,000 Danes have joined the Church. During the first 100 years, most of the Danish members emigrated from their homeland to Utah. After World War II, especially in the 1950s and 1960s, most members stayed in Denmark to strengthen the Church throughout the country.

Currently, Denmark is home to nearly 5,000 members of the Church.

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