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The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.

As of year-end 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) reported 69,627 members in 14 stakes,[1] 143 Congregations (100 wards[2] and 43 branches[2]), 1 mission, and 1 temple in New Mexico.[3]

History

Template:Expand section 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.[4]


Missions

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.

New Mexico became its own mission when the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission was organized on December 15, 1996. Stanley D. Robers was president at the time of organization.[5]

Temples

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On March 5, 2000 the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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Communities

Latter-day Saints had a significant role in establishing and settling communities within the "Mormon Corridor", including the following in New Mexico: Template:Div col

  • Carson
  • Fruitland
  • Kirtland
  • Luna
  • Pleasanton
  • Ramah
  • Virden
  • Waterflow

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See also

  • United Stakes List of Stakes of the Church
  • Mormon Battalion

References

  1. New Mexico Stakes.LDS Stake & Ward Web Sites. List of Stakes in New Mexico.
  2. 2.0 2.1 LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
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Further reading

External links

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