The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints entered Albania in 1992. Albania was a unique and difficult place to establish the LDS Church. Under the communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha religion was systematically eliminated from Albania and replaced with atheism. Additionally, missionaries were twice evacuated in the first decade in the country and the Book of Mormon was not available in Albanian until 1999. Despite these setbacks the LDS Church grew at a steady rate in Albania due to native Albanian interest and individual attention by missionaries.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pali, Nathan D., "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Enters Albania, 1992-1999" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 1584.
Albania, missionaries, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, communism, Enver Hoxha, conversion