Are there still Mormons in Utah?
The center of Mormon cultural influence is in Utah, and North America has more Mormons than any other continent, although the majority of Mormons live outside the United States. As of December 2020, the LDS Church reported having 16,663,663 members worldwide.
When was the religious refuge in Utah?
Pioneer Day Completing a treacherous thousand-mile exodus, an ill and exhausted Brigham Young and fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints arrived in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. The Mormon pioneers viewed their arrival as the founding of a Mormon homeland, hence Pioneer Day.
What religion migrated to Utah?
Their leader assassinated and their homes under attack, the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons) of Nauvoo, Illinois, begin a long westward migration that eventually brings them to the valley of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Where did Mormons leave?
The Mormons, as they were commonly known, had moved west to escape religious discrimination. After the murder of founder and prophet Joseph Smith, they knew they had to leave their old settlement in Illinois. Many Mormons died in the cold, harsh winter months as they made their way over the Rocky Mountains to Utah.
Who are front line advocates for Utah Valley refuge?
“Lori, please tell my front line advocates thank you, not only did she take my call in the middle of the night, when I didn’t know what to do or where to go, but then they spent the next five hours attending to my every need at my exam at the Utah Valley ER, they were great even to come out during a pandemic.
What’s the goal of the Utah refugee connection?
Our goal at Utah Refugee Connection/Serve Refugees is to help you have ways to LEARN about, SERVE and GIVE to local refugees in meaningful ways. As more things open up we will share opportunities for you to be involved.
What do you need to know about the refuge?
Your willingness to sacrifice your sleep, and warm beds does not go unnoticed. Your caring hands to hold and comforting smiles helped me more than you will ever know.