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Country information: Luxembourg

Published: Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

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Jan. 1, 2009: Est. population, 492,000; Members, 290; Branch, 1;Percent LDS, .06, or one in 1,697; Europe Area; Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission.

Located in western Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg's population speaks French, German, and Luxembourger. The people are 97 percent Roman Catholic.

On 23 October 1963, Joseph T. Edmunds, president of the recently formed Franco-Belgian Mission met with officials in Luxembourg who granted permission for missionaries to work there. Missionaries arrived on the following 16 November and immediately began their labors. They were Lynn Farnsworth, Robert Weeks, Raymond Ridge, Clarence Hawes, Russell Minson, LeRoy Billings, Lynn Martin and Guy Frost. On 3 February 1964, Cecile J. Franck became the first known convert baptized in Luxembourg.

A branch was formed in the mid-1960s, and in 1965 Sunday meetings were conducted in the Hotel Kons. The branch remained small and struggled until it was discontinued in 1971.

A branch was again organized 15 November 1988 from the Thionville (France) Branch. In 1994, the branch came under the jurisdiction of the newly created Metz France District, and on 10 April 2003, it became part of the Nancy France Stake.

In 2003, membership reached 194. In 2005, membership was 252.

Sources: Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission, manuscript history and historical reports, Church Archives; Local Unit History File, Church Archives; "From Around the World," Church News, 9 July 1994.