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Answered 2011-09-13 16:51:38

The Mormons were never found or discovered, so I'll assume you mean "founded", not "found".

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. He founded the Church because in 1820 he had prayed to God to ask which church he should join. He received a miraculous visit from God the Father and Jesus Christ, telling him that he should join none of the churches because they had all strayed from the original teachings of Jesus Christ. Over the next 10 years, Joseph received more visions and visitations from Jesus Christ, angels, and Biblical prophets, each restoring to him some knowlege or authority which had been lost since the New Testament times. In 1830, he founded the Church, which is meant to be a restoration of the original New Testament Christian Church founded by Jesus Christ.

In short, the "Mormons" were founded because true Christianity and the authority to preach it was not to be found on the earth.

You can watch at 20 minute video about the founding of the Church, as well as read more about how and why Mormons started at the "Related Links" below.

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