The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Mexico
As of year-end 2007, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 63,987 members in 14 stakes, 128 Congregations (89 wards and 39 branches), 1 mission, and 1 temple in New Mexico.
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Mormons first came to New Mexico in 1846. The LDS Church has traditionally had a strong presence in the Four Corners Region of New Mexico, settling the town of Kirtland and other surrounding areas. Mormons found converts among the Zuni Indians.
On March 7, 1943, the Navajo-Zuni Mission was organized, and specialized with teaching Native Americans in their language. This was renamed the Southwest Indian Mission on January 1, 1949. It was renamed the New Mexico-Arizona Mission on October 10, 1972.
On March 5, 2000 the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
- Jack A., Nelson (1992), "New Mexico, Pioneer Settlements in", in Ludlow, Daniel H, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan Publishing, pp. 1010–1011, ISBN 0-02-879602-0, OCLC 24502140.
- LDS Newsroom (New Mexico)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Site
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Visitors Site