Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormonism.
Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormonism.
In any group of people there are a few weird ones. Generally, though, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) tend to be quite normal. Most Mormons do tend to live more conservatively than the average person, but for the most part wear the same clothes, listen to the same music, watch the same tv shows, and have the same jobs and hobbies as anybody else. Unfortunately, because these… Read More
You should be able to cash a check from the church anywhere - including ATMs, kiosks, and through check cashing services - because it is a regular check.
No, Heidi Powell is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church).
Because no unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of God. We are "tested" to make sure we are worthy and free from serious sins.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) reported four (4) operating congregations in three church buildings in Greece in 2014. They are: Athens First Branch and Athens Second (English Speaking) Branch Amalias 52 Str Athens 115 23 Halandri Branch Erifilis Isminis 16 Halandri Athens Thessaloniki Branch 78 Papandreou Street Thessaloniki, 546 55 The location of the Athens 1st and 2nd Branches also has a Family History Center and Institute of Religion.
We do not partake in any form of alcohol or harmful drugs, legal or illegal, although we can use medicines as long as we do not become addicted to them. We also do not partake in coffee or tea. We believe we will be blessed if we follow these guidelines.
It depends on the teacher. Many LDS Institute teachers are volunteers and make no money. Others work part time and get paid a small amount because they only teach one or two classes. Wages also depend on experience and other duties that the teacher might have in the Church Education System. I would say that a non-volunteer LDS Instutute teacher would make anywhere between $10,000 and $50,000 per year.
An observable practice that easily distinguished Mormons from mainstream Christians in the nineteenth century was polygamy. William Law was excommunicated by the Mormon church in 1844 for opposing polygamy. Together with Sidney Rigdon, he published the Vauvoo Expositor in 1844 and set up a separate church. The group was opposed by Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and its press destroyed by a mob. This apparent attack on the 'free press' led to other opponents… Read More
Joseph Smith, Jr. is usually credited as the founder (not finder) of the Mormonism movement. His followers believe that he was a prophet acting under the direction of Jesus Christ, so many would say that Jesus is the founder of Mormonism rather than Joseph Smith.
The bible did not record so. He appeared to 12 groups of people.
The early Mormon Church supported and encouraged the practice of polygamy, although this was against the law of the United States. The Church has acknowledged that its founder, Joseph Smith, had as many as 40 wives.
because God commanded it
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is not affiliated with Menards. The Founder and President of Menards, John Menard, Jr, was raised in a Catholic family and is not a Mormon.
all over the world
I wouldn't really say that the Mormons "left behind" a legacy, as the Mormons are still in existence and in fact stronger than ever with over 15 million baptized members worldwide. I assume that you are wondering about the legacy left behind by the Mormon pioneers. As for that, I'd say the entire state of Utah and the entire modern church, as well as a handful of inventions you use every day - the television… Read More
What qualifies as a cult is entirely up to individual interpretation. The definition of a cult is "religious veneration toward a particular figure or object". By that definition, any religious organization could be a cult. However, what separates a "cult" from a mainstream religion is that a cult usually has socially deviant beliefs and practices, often cuts itself off from the outside world, is very secretive or insular, places major emphasis on one charismatic leader… Read More
Mormons, formally the Latter Day Saints, actually consider themselves Christians. They are not as well known as members of other Christian denominations simply because they are comparatively few. They are probably better known than their numbers would otherwise suggest, simply because of their missionary activities, but in spite of these missionary activities membership is reported to be stagnant or falling.
Winter Quarters, Nebraska is a place where Mormons wintered over (and some stayed for a couple years) in preparation for the trek to Utah. While it was a welcome respite and was certainly better than walking across the plains in a blizzard, disease and sickness were rampant and many suffered from malnutrition or similar ailments such as scurvy. Many Mormons lost their lives at Winter Quarters and were buried in a cemetery near the modern… Read More
Joseph Smith was awaiting trial for ordering the destruction of a printing press as mayor of Nauvoo. The press had been causing an uproar in the community for printing anti-Mormon material, and he ordered that it be destroyed because it was a "public nuisance". The owners of the press regarded this as destruction of personal property and an infringement of free speech, inciting enemies from neighboring towns. To protect the public safety, Joseph declared martial… Read More
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is not in any way affiliated with Six Flags or any other amusement park.
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) does not own or operate Stampin' Up in any way. However, the former CEO and founder of Stampin' Up, Shelli Gardner, is a faithful member of the Church. She and her husband stepped down from the company in February 2015, announcing that they would be dedicating the next chapter of their lives to serving as missionaries for the church in Honolulu… Read More
Missouri at the time was both a southern slave-holding state and at the same time on the 'wild frontier'. The Mormons moving in were almost exactly the opposite. Conservative, devoutly religious folks, mostly from the northeast states, who were decidedly anti-slavery. The Mormons arrived in such large numbers that Missourians feared they would sway the vote and destroy the Missouri way of life.
I don't think those three have much in common, except for the fact that they are all Christians.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) reported 14,018 congregations in the United States as of January 2015. 152 new Mormon congregations were formed in the United States during the year 2014. The number of congregations, however, is not the number of church buildings, because in large cities or areas with a high Mormon population (much of the western US), most Mormon church buildings are shared by 2, 3… Read More
After the murder of Joseph Smith in 1844, the majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") followed Brigham Young westward in search of peace and freedom. They arrived in the Great Basin area of Mexico in 1847, which was soon annexed into the United States and eventualy became the state of Utah in 1896. Today, about 10% of the world's 15 million Mormons live in Utah.
No, Pat Fry is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church).
Mostly because they were strange and different. Their teachings were not the same as most other religions, and Joseph Smith was looked upon as a modern prophet. Most people are comfortable with religion that is old and dead and has no modern prophets. People are looking for absolutes in religion, but find they can't live with them. The 'rules and regulations' of mormonism are so different than traditional guidelines it was difficult for people to… Read More
Both the Mormons and the Puritains travelled to a new land in search of religious freedom.
The Willis Family from the TLC series do not appear to be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). While their religious beliefs are not discussed on their website, many of the photos have them wearing clothing that would be considered immodest by most Mormons, as well as wearing cross jewelry which most Mormons wouldn't do. Additionally, the parents and older children have said nothing about serving… Read More
it is a value in a book called Personal Progress practiced by all the young women from ages 12 to 18 to become better spiritually
Joseph Smith, Jr (1805-1843) is the founder of the Mormonism movement. He is viewed as a modern prophet by his followers, who believe that Jesus Christ personally appeared to Joseph and directed him in proper Christian doctrine and organization. His father (Joseph Smith, Sr.) and son (Joseph Smith III) also lived during the 1840's and were influential within the Mormonism movement - Joseph Smith Sr (1771-1840) was the Presiding Patriarch of the Church and a… Read More
Official statistics of LDS Missionaries returning home early have not been released, but from what I have heard, the number has had a sharp increase in recent years. The increase in missionaries coming home early has been attributed to "technology addiction". That is, the kids can't stand that they can't use Social Media sites, listen to music, or otherwise be using technology at all times like they are used to. They are used to being… Read More
Most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) would be quick to answer Monotheistic, even many prominent church leaders have said so, but the answer isn't that simple. When it comes down to it, Mormons are neither Monotheistic nor Polytheistic. They could more accurately be described as Henotheistic or Monolatrist (believing in the possibility of multiple gods but worshipping only one), however even these definitions don't seem… Read More
over 15,000,000 ppl
There are over 15 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) living all around the world today, so there isn't really a such thing as a "Mormon settlement". Some consider Utah in the United States to be the "Mormon settlement" because it is the headquarters of the Mormon church and most of the towns were settled by Mormons, however only about 10% of all Mormons live in Utah.The… Read More
Recent deaths of Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are: L. Tom Perry, 30 May 2015 Joseph B. Wirthlin, 1 December 2008 Gordon B. Hinckley, 27 January 2008 James E. Faust, 10 August 2007 David B. Haight, 31 July 2004 Neal A. Maxwell, 21 July 2004
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir consists of 360 singers. How many seats are in the choir stand depends on when and where they are singing. The choir's official home is the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. However, in the summer months and during church conferences in April and October, the choir moves to the LDS Conference Center across the street. The reason is twofold: The audiences are bigger, and the Tabernacle doesn't have air conditioning… Read More
Josh Groban is pretty popular among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). He even collaborated with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on one of his albums. However, he seems to be a pretty clean and conservative guy, I doubt that he would have done anything inappropriate with a Mormon fan.
In 1847 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) established settlements throughout much of the western United States, including Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, and California.
"Mormon" is a nickname given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, based on their belief in the Book of Mormon as a companion scripture to the Bible. "Mormons" are also called "Latter-day Saints" or "LDS". Many Mormons refer to each other as "Brother" and "Sister".
we believe our body is a temple and so we were commanded to keep our bodies clean
Mormons or Latter Day Saints, or just saints, or LDS members
the next prophet called by God. Brigham Young
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) do most of the same things you do - they go to school and to work, spend time with family, go to the movies, shop, travel, etc. It would be easier to say the things they do not do. Most Mormons do not drink alcohol, coffee, or tea, they do use tobacco or do drugs, they do not have sexual… Read More
Not all cultural halls are the same size, the size of the cultural hall is based on the size or 'phase' of the building. The current floor plans used in the US and Canada by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have the following cultural hall sizes: Modular: No Cultural Hall, chapel space can be multipurpose/banquet as needed (seats 40-90) Independence 50: No Cultural Hall, chapel space can be multipurpose/banquet as needed (seats… Read More
There is no Mormon's book in the Bible. However, there are many references in the Book of Mormon that are taken from the Bible
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) has the following congregations in Moscow, Russia as of February 2015: Arbatskii Ward (10 am) and Sokolinecheskii Ward (12 pm): Pereulok Sredny Ovchinnikovsky 14, Moscow, 113184 Russia Universitetski Branch (11 am): Street Malay Piragovskaya 13, Moscow, Russia Perovo Branch (12 pm): Proyezd Orekhovo-Zuevsky 20, Moscow, Russia Kakhovski Ward (12 pm): Moskvorechie 21, Moscow, Russia Moscow English Ward (9 am) & Rechnoy Ward (1 pm)… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) has a very well organized hierarchy whose structure is integral to the Church. The hierarchy designates duties and authority within the Church. However, since most positions are temporary, unpaid, untrained, and assigned, there is no seeking to 'move up the ladder' as there might be in a corporate hierarchy - there simply is no channel for doing so. The highest levels (Prophet… Read More
The Mormon Trail was used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Commonly called "Mormons") in their search to find religious freedom in the western United States.
Answer Sarah was the daughter of Terah's second wife and therefore Abraham's half-sister.. Gen 20:11-12 MKJV And Abraham said [to Abimilek]... (v.12) And yet truly she is my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife. The name of Sarah's mother is not given in scripture, but Adam Clarke in his Commentary on this verse in Genesis says that Ebn Batrick, in his… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) do not go naked when it is culturally inappropriate. For most people, this means that they are only naked in the bath/shower, when changing clothes, or in the privacy of their own home. However those in certain tribal cultures may have a custom of going naked or partially naked more often. I have heard from Mormon missionaries serving deep in… Read More
While a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) can sleep dressed however they wish, endowed members who have been clothed with the Temple Garment are under covenant to wear the garment whenever possible. The official instruction given by the Church states: "Church members who have been clothed with the garment in a temple have taken upon themselves a covenant obligation to wear it according to the instructions given… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that Jesus Christ is their ultimate leader, and that He leads the Church through direct revelation to a prophet. The founding prophet of the Church was Joseph Smith, and subsequent prophets (to 2015) are Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F. Smith, Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith, David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold B. Lee, Spencer… Read More
Many states in the western United States have areas with high concentrations of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). -The state most well known for it's Mormon population is Utah, a state mostly settled by Mormon pioneers and home to the international headquarters of the Church. Approximately half of all Utahans are practicing Mormons, with many more (perhaps 30% or so) non-practicing or former Mormons. There are 17… Read More
Who exactly the first Mormons were isn't super important, but the history of Mormonism is very important to those within the faith. Not only are the stories of those first converts faith-affirming, Mormons also see in them direct fulfillment of scripture which validates their position as God's true church. It is also important for many Mormons to ensure that they are carrying on the legacy of strong faith and hard work that their forefathers established… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of the larger Mormonism movement revere Joseph Smith as a prophet, equal with those in the Bible. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ restored the doctrine and authority of the New Testament Christian church directly to Joseph Smith, who then founded the Church under Jesus' direct supervision. Joseph Smith was also given an ancient record, which he translated by the power of God and published… Read More
Just tell them! Mormons (especially Mormon missionaries) face rejection every single day (often people blatantly ignoring them or being rude or offensive), I promise they are used to it! Sure, it might upset them a bit, but two of the main tenets of Mormonism are agency (the right to choose for oneself) and revelation (the right to receive your own answer from God), so a good Mormon should respect your decision. If you don't believe… Read More
The Mormons didn't really 'choose' a dry climate, they wanted to find a place that very few people wanted to live in order to be free to practice their faith, and it just so happened that it was a harsh, dry climate.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church), along with the bulk of it's members, moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois to Utah between 1830 and 1847. In each place they settled, they faced severe persecution and in some cases were asked to leave by the government. They settled in Utah because they had finally found a place where they could have religious freedom.
Brigham Young was not officially made the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) until December 1847, 3 1/2 years after the death of Joseph Smith. However, Brigham was President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles beginning in 1840 and was a very influential and beloved leader by many church members, so although he wasn't technically the president of the church, many considered him to be Joseph's… Read More
The Mormons moved west because they were treated harshly and even kicked out of other homes in the east.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) believes that Jesus Christ (by most accounts unmarried) leads their Church through direct revelation to a prophet. The Church has had several somewhat well-known prophets throughout the course of it's history. Recent prophets include Ezra Taft Benson (former US Secretary of Agriculture - 1 wife), and Gordon B. Hinckley (recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - 1 wife). The current prophet… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) do have a tradition of burying the deceased, and encourage burial rather than cremation. However, the Church is worldwide and recognizes that in many nations, burial of the dead is illegal or extremely expensive. The Church does not ban cremation, nor will it discourage a family from following the deceased's desire to be cremated even when burial is a viable option.
No. In & Out, the company and it's owners, are not in any way affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). The owners of In & Out are devout Christians, though, which is why you can find Bible verses printed on some of their paper products.
After Howard Hughes died, a man named Melvin Dummar claimed that he had rescued a man in the Nevada desert and that this man was Howard Hughes. Mr. Dummar was in possession of a three-page handwritten will that he claimed was from Howard Hughes, and the will left money to the Mormon church, among other organizations. However, the courts deemed the will a fraud and the money went to Howard Hughes' estranged family. Recently a… Read More
To say that Southerners or Mormons hate blacks is an unfair and prejudiced statement based on the opinions of a few (mostly historical) people in power. White southerners have been assumed to 'hate' blacks because many of their ancestors treated blacks unfairly over 50 years ago. While there are likely some southerners (especially in the older generation) who have negative feelings toward blacks today, the majority do not. Most southerners have grown up alongside many… Read More
Thomas S Monson meet with Barack Obama to present him with his family genealogical records.
There are likely a few million former members (or those who are technically members but not longer consider themselves to be) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) currently living around the world. It would be impossible to list every religious persuasion that each currently adheres to, and it is likely that the list would include every religion! Speaking from personal experience being acquainted with a few hundred former Mormons… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) faced severe persecution throughout the eastern United States. In Ohio, persecution stirred up by disaffected Mormons grew so strong that staying was not a viable option. In Missouri, residents were upset that a large number of anti-slavery Mormons were moving in and fearful that this might upset the political climate. Some counties voted to expel the Mormons and in some… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is a significant event in the history of the United States. Mormonism has been called by many a "uniquely American" religion. Mormonism did not descend from another Christian group, but grew out of the Second Great Awakening. Mormonism was founded by ordinary, mostly uneducated Americans, not by ministers, priests, or those of political or social standing. At the time, the United States… Read More
Most took everything they could carry, since they planned to stay permanently. They would have needed good hunting supplies, cooking supplies, food items (corn meal or flour and dried beef or pork were common), feed for their livestock, seeds and farming implements to start crops when they arrived, tools for repairing wagons and building homes, clothing, blankets and bedding, sewing materials and fabric, tents, and whatever personal items (books, musical instruments, heirlooms) they could fit… Read More
The girls in the middle are Mormons. Mormons take their beliefs very seriously.
There are over 15 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) around the world, and Mormon congregations can be found in nearly every nation. The "present day Mormon areas" cover practically the entire globe.High concentrations of Mormons can be found in the western United States, where approximately 10-15% of all Mormons reside. Many rivers pass through the western United States including the Colorado, Snake, Green, Bear, and Columbia… Read More
Utah was settled mainly by Mormons.
The first settlers in what is now Utah were the Anasazi, Pueblo, and Fremont Native American tribes which have lived in the area for a few thousand years. European and American explorers traveled through the region from the 1500's to the mid 1800's. The first permanent white settlements were established by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in the late 1840's.
The Mormons left the United States for Mexico (now Utah) in search of religious freedom. The Puritans and Pilgrims traveled to the United States from Great Britain in search of religious freedom.
Brigham Young lead the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) to Utah in search of religious freedom. They had been persecuted in New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and other states, and the US government refused to help them, so they sought to move to what was then Mexico, where the prophet Joseph Smith had prophesied they would "find peace in the Rocky Mountains". Shortly after the Mormons arrived, the area became… Read More
There were many reasons why Mormons were persecuted in the 1800's. Essentially, it is because they were seen as a threat to the typical American Christian way of life at the time as well as because of their political ideas. Here are some reasons Mormons were persecuted in the 1800's: -They were anti-slavery. This was especially bad for them in pro-slavery Missouri, where they were ordered out on extermination order from the Governor who made… Read More
The Mormons faced extreme persecution across the east and midwest, being kicked out of their homes and in some cases ordered to leave by the government. They moved west to a land that was both outside of US control (at the time) and which was sparsely populated so that they could have the freedom to practice their religion in peace.
The Book of Mormon is really quite unique but does bear some resemblance to other published and unpublished works. While I wouldn't say the Book of Mormon is similar to the Bible, it is comparable to the Bible; and is indeed considered by believers to be a companion scripture to the Bible, as they verify and testify of each other. The language, values, and religious doctrines found in the Bible are repeated in the Book… Read More
God created the church and called Joseph smith to lead it but he was murdered so Brigham Young lead them to utah because God commanded it
The temple is on of the highest demonstrable levels of commitment in the church. You receive and learn things there that are not available anywhere else. The service done has very little tangible results as far as this life goes. One benefit is the marriage ceremony that unites a couple in a way unlike anything else on earth. There are certain minimum requirements to enter the temple and participate in the ordinances. I think that… Read More
The Book of Mormon is only 513 pages (in English), and shouldn't be difficult to read in a year, or even a month. Youth groups have been known to have read-a-thons to read through it in 2-3 days! To read the Book of Mormon in a year, you will need to read approximately 1 1/2 pages each day, or 10 pages a week. (please note that this applies only to the current edition published by… Read More
Mormons. our actual name is The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
The Mormons moved west from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and finally to Utah (which was then part of Mexico) in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace. Throughout the United States, the Mormons faced severe persecution for their religious practices and political beliefs. Mormons were not only mocked and had lies spread about them, they were robbed, beaten, forced from their homes, and killed. After the… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) could have been pushed out of Utah, but perhaps were initially spared due to their being in the right place at the right time as well as understanding some difficult situations later on. In their search for a place where they could practice their religion in peace, the Mormons had faced extreme persecution in already established areas. Because of this… Read More
The Mormons settled in Utah.
The oldest standing temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is in Kirtland, Ohio. This is the first temple built by the church. However, the Kirtland Temple was not used in the same way as modern Mormon temples and was actually not called a 'temple' at the time - it was essentially a meetinghouse or tabernacle. The Kirtland Temple was only owned by the Church for about… Read More
They didn't. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in 1830. The first move of the church was to Ohio in 1831, due to a large number of converts in Ohio. Mormons left Ohio both because they believed that Zion was in Missouri and because of persecution in Ohio. The Mormons were kicked out of Missouri by a government order after severe persecution. They then moved to Illinois where… Read More
Joseph Smith restored the church that was established by Jesus Christ. Brigham Young led the Later-day saints to Utah.
Mormons is just a nick name for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.
God created the religion and everything that the church has done was because God commanded it
I would definitely not call Cedar City the first non-Mormon town in Utah. Cedar City was established by Mormons in 1851 and has had a Mormon majority population ever since.Several other towns in Utah were "non-Mormon" towns, such as Ogden (established by fur trappers a year before the Mormons arrived) and Park City (originally settled by Mormons but became a mostly non-Mormon mining town in the 1860's).
Palmyra, New York
The first real community of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was founded in Kirtland, Ohio beginning in 1831. The Church was formally organized in upstate New York, but shortly afterward a large number of converts from the Kirtland area prompted the small church to move there. Kirtland was at first welcoming but as more and more Mormons arrived, locals became disgruntled and many Mormons faced… Read More
Carrie Underwood never served as a Mormon missionary because she has never been a Mormon (a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). She grew up attending a Free Will Baptist church and continues to be a practicing Christian, presumably with Baptist or Evangelical beliefs.
Most of the modern-day followers of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are commonly given the nickname "Mormons". Some schisms have happened within the church since the death of Brigham Young in 1877 causing a few smaller denominations who also follow the two men, including the Fundamentalist LDS and the Apostolic United Brethren.
The area called "Deseret" covered a very large portion of the American West - including all of Utah and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and California. Mormons settled hundreds of cities and towns in "Deseret" including Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and many suburbs of Phoenix. Most of these towns are still in existence today.