Church History


    Isolated Church Units

    Political and other challenges have sometimes cut off members in a given region from Church headquarters for extended periods of time. For example, local units survived in isolation from the main body of the Church “from 1852 to 1892 in French Polynesia, from 1862 to 1888 in Samoa, and from 1924 to 1945 in Japan.”

    Eric A. Eliason and Gary Browning, “Russia’s Other ‘Mormons,’ BYU Studies, vol. 40, no. 1 (2001), 10