Where did the Mormons expand to?

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September 07, 2007 7:31PM

The Mormons or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,

has expanded all over the world. As of December 31, 2004, there are

12,275,822 members over all continents, 51,067 full-time

Missionaries, 26,670 churches, and a total of 119 Temples in

operation. What an amazing expansion since the LDS Church has been

formed by Joseph Smith in 1830. I hope that's what you meant by

"expand" and that this helps. For further info visit

The first expansion of the LDS Church was to England and then

the Pacific islands, particularly Polynesia, Tonga, and


"Mormon" does not refer to any number of the other groups

that were formed following Joseph Smith's death. The Associated

Press Stylebook notes: "The term Mormon is not properly

applied to the other ... churches that resulted from the split

after [Joseph] Smith's death." These include the Reorganized Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is based in

Independence, Missouri. Other groups have been based in Michigan,

Utah, and elsewhere. Of these other sects, the RLDS (now known as

Community of Christ) is the largest and they are all


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