Typical of many European Saints, the members are quite spread out — the stake center is one hour away — and official church buildings are at a premium. Recently Jennifer's Mormon ward began meeting in a school as decisions are being made about whether to restore the old church building they have used for some time. There are about 120 members in her ward, and some drive one hour to attend church although most are within 30 minutes of the building.
Although Sweden is an increasingly secular nation, with few Christians to be found among the rising generation, it is quite nice to be reminded that in this beautiful country there are strong, devoted Latter-day Saints. I sat down recently with Jennifer, a third generation LDS Church member and BYU student from Borås, a town in southern Sweden, to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there.
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