The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Colorado

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The Denver Colorado LDS Temple

As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 142,473 members in 30 stakes,[1] 289 congregations (257 wards[2] and 32 branches[2]), four missions, and one temple in Colorado.[3][4]

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at Church News "US Information: Colorado"

Membership history[edit]

Year Membership
1920 4,376
1930 6,435
1940 7,882
1950 10,728
1960 19,587
1970 35,613
1980 69,000
1990 88,625
1999 112,232
2008 137,145
2012 144,904

Missions[edit]

The Colorado Mission was opened on December 15, 1896 with John W. Taylor as president.[5] This mission was renamed the Western States Mission on April 1, 1907, then the Colorado-New Mexico Mission on June 10, 1970, then the Colorado Mission on October 10, 1972, and the Colorado Denver Mission on June 20 1974. It was finally renamed the Colorado Denver South Mission on July 1, 1993 upon creation of the Colorado Denver North Mission.

Colorado now contains four missions.

Mission Organized
Colorado Denver South Mission December 15, 1896
Colorado Denver North Mission July 1, 1993
Colorado Colorado Springs Mission July 1, 2002
Colorado Fort Collins Mission July 1, 2013

Temples[edit]

On October 24, 1986 the Denver Colorado Temple was dedicated by President Ezra Taft Benson. On April 2, 2011, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced.

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40. Denver Colorado edit

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Centennial, Colorado, US
31 March 1982
24 October 1986 by Ezra Taft Benson
39°34′7.3″N 104°57′56.8″W / 39.568694°N 104.965778°W / 39.568694; -104.965778 (Denver Colorado Temple)
27,006 sq ft (2,509 m2) and 90 ft (27 m) high on a 7.56 acre (3.1 ha) site
Modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services and Bobby R. Thomas

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
2 April 2011
24 August 2013 by Ronald A. Rasband[8]
30,389 sq ft (2,823 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 11.54 acre (4.7 ha) site
Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 2 April 2011[6][7]

Communities[edit]

Latter-day Saints have had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following located in Colorado:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado Stakes. LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Colorado.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator. Nearby congregations (wards and branches).
  3. ^ USA-Colorado, "Facts and Statistics: Statistics by Country", Newsroom (LDS Church), 31 December 2011, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  4. ^ "United States information: Colorado", Church News Online Almanac (Deseret News), February 2, 2010, retrieved 2012-10-18 
  5. ^ John Whittaker Taylor. Grampa Bill's General Authority Pages
  6. ^ "Fort Collins Colorado Temple", ldschurchtemples.com, retrieved 2 April 2011 .
  7. ^ "Site Announced for Fort Collins Temple", LDS Newsroom (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), retrieved 10 August 2011 .
  8. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (August 24, 2013), "Elder Rasband breaks ground for Fort Collins Colorado Temple", Deseret News, retrieved 2013-08-25 

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