The Church presence and missionaries in Slovenia were extensions of the proselyting efforts in Croatia, since both were republics in Yugoslavia. The civil war following Slovenia’s declaration of independence involved the Slovenes only briefly; its economy even before the 1990s was the strongest among these republics.
During the 1980s, one Austrian sister resided in Ljubljana. The first missionaries to serve continually in Slovenia arrived in 1989, and formal recognition was quickly achieved in 1991. They used the Croatian Book of Mormon. The Slovene District was under the Austria Vienna Mission and, after 1996, under the Austria Vienna South Mission.
As of 1998 there were 200 members organized into three branches in Slovenia.
[Year-end 2005: Est. Population, 2,011,000; Members, 325; Missions, 1; Districts, 1; Branches, 4; percent LDS, .01, or one in 6,529; Europe Central Area; Source: 2007 Church Almanac.]
Mehr, Kahlile. Frontier in the East. Manuscript history, Yugoslavia and Slovenia.
1999-2000 Church Almanac. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1998. 385-86.
EDWIN B. MORRELL
From Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, eds., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000), 1105. Used with the permission of the Deseret Book Company. Copies prohibited by law.