Latter-day Saint Life

Mormon Church Opens a District in Cuba. Will Missionaries Soon Follow?


Last Sunday, the Church created Cuba's first district, despite no full-time missionaries currently serving on the Caribbean island. 

Just days after President Donald Trump announced a scaling back of U.S. involvement with Cuba, the LDS Church enlarged its presence in the Caribbean country.

On June 18, the Utah-based faith created its first district in that island nation, independent Mormon demographer Matt Martinich reported. The Havana Cuba District includes two branches (small congregations) that meet in the capital city area.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown slowly in Cuba during the past decade, from a handful in one family in 2004, he said, to approximately 100 members today. And that's without any full-time Mormon missionaries serving there — now or ever.

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