Vietnam is home to about 2,500 Latter-day Saints, according to cumorah.com, an independent website that tracks church growth. Then-church President Gordon B.
What countries is the LDS Church not allowed?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has missionaries in basically every country where it is legal and safe. This means that we do not have missionaries in China, Cuba, North Korea, Israel, and most Islamic countries.
What percentage of the US military is Mormon?
According to Pentagon records, nearly 18,200 military service members identified themselves as belonging to the Mormon Church as of March, about 1.3 percent of the nearly 1.4 million active-duty personnel. Around 2 percent of the U.S. population identify as Mormons.
Are there any LDS temples in the Middle East?
The first self-standing Church meetinghouse in the Middle East was dedicated by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2013. The new temple will be built in District 2020, the future legacy site of Expo 2020 Dubai, after that worldwide event concludes.
Do Mormons believe in God?
Mormons believe that God is present in the temple space. This makes it a sacred place set aside to learn things that allow individuals to progress toward becoming like God — the temple ordinances, especially celestial marriage, make “eternal progression toward Godhood” possible.
What are Mormons not allowed to do?
Alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and drugs
These are all specifically banned in the Word of Wisdom, except for drugs. The prophets have made it clear that drugs, other than for medical use, are also banned. Mormons are also strongly discouraged from drinking soft drinks containing caffeine.
What is the difference between Mormons and Christians?
Mormon doctrine differs from orthodox Christian views with respect to salvation. Protestant Christians believe in “Faith Alone” for salvation and criticise the LDS for a belief in salvation through good works. Mormons, however, feel that they are misunderstood.