The LDS church in Mississippi |LDS Tours in Cancun
The first records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mississippi indicate that a couple of missionaries arrived in Tishomingo County in 1839 and baptized 13 people. In the early 1840s, a Latter-day Saint named John Brown served a mission in the South. He and his companions found a fertile field in Monroe County, Mississippi, and in a short time established a congregation of about 200 members.
Unfortunately they suffered persecution, that is why nearly 90 Latter-day Saints in 40 wagons escaped opposition in Mississippi, arriving in Nauvoo, Illinois, in April 1842. Even though the members that remained in the small congregation of Monroe County were just a few, they had faith and were obedient to continue the journey.
As President Brigham Young led the saints west from Nauvoo in february 1846, the Mississippi Saints expected to gather with them on the trail. Led by John Brown, 14 families, some with slaves and servants, left in April 1846, expecting to join the main body of Saints in the Rocky Mountains. Instead, they became the first group of Latter-day Saints to cross the plains. Persecution from enemies continued for the next four decades, culminating in the attempt to persuade the governor to force Church members from the state in 1880.
Now a days, there are approximately 21,704 members, 44 congregations, 16 Family History Centers and 1 mission in Mississippi. The members go to the Baton Rouge Temple in Louisiana.
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