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

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As of year-end 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 178,737 members in 37 stakes,[1] 324 Congregations (295 wards[2] and 29 branches[2]), three missions, and two temples in Nevada.[3]

History[edit]

A brief history can be found at MormonNewsroom.org.[3]

Nevada Membership History[edit]

Year Membership
1920 2,328
1930 5,319
1940 9,139
1950 14,223
1960 23,890
1970 44,282
1980 71,462
1990 110,060
1999 143,372
2007 172,330
2008 173,639
2012 178,737

Missions[edit]

On July 1, 1975, the Nevada Las Vegas Mission was organized from the Arizona Tempe, and California Sacramento missions. Due to growth of missionary work in the area, the Nevada Las Vegas Mission split creating the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. On July 1, 2012, the Las Vegas and Las Vegas West Missions were realigned, and the Nevada Reno Mission was created.[4]

Mission Organized
Nevada Las Vegas Mission July 1, 1975
Nevada Las Vegas West Mission July 1, 1997
Nevada Reno Mission July 1, 2012

Temples[edit]

Nevada currently has 2 temples in operation.

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43. Las Vegas Nevada edit

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Sunrise Manor, Nevada, US
7 April 1984
16 December 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley
36°10′28.5″N 115°1′12.2″W / 36.174583°N 115.020056°W / 36.174583; -115.020056 (Las Vegas Nevada Temple)
80,350 sq ft (7,465 m2) and 137 ft (42 m) high on a 10.3 acre (4.2 ha) site
Modern, six-spire design - designed by Tate & Snyder Architects

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Reno, Nevada, US
12 April 1999
23 April 2000 by Thomas S. Monson
39°32′4.6″N 119°53′56.1″W / 39.534611°N 119.898917°W / 39.534611; -119.898917 (Reno Nevada Temple)
10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 7.9 acre (3.2 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services
Second temple built in Nevada, following Las Vegas Temple.

Communities[edit]

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

Notable Latter-day Saints in Nevada[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nevada Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in Nevada.
  2. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  3. ^ a b "Facts and Statistics", MormonNewsroom.org (LDS Church), 31 December 2012, retrieved 2013-06-17  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (March 3, 2012), "New missions created", Church News 

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