In 1833, a Mormon missionary named Joseph Smith, Sr., traveled to India with his wife Emma, a sister of Joseph’s and the daughter of Brigham Young.
This was not a “peaceful” mission, the missionaries claimed.
“It was a mission to convert the people of the East Indies,” said historian David H. Waddington.
“They set up a mission that was not very friendly.”
And in the Indian subcontinent, they found their mission “to convert” was a “war.”
They went on to teach the faith for 40 years.
After leaving the mission, Joseph Smith became an early member of the Mormon Church.
He founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), which has been a global religious institution since its founding in 1830.
The Church has grown to include more than 200 million members around the world, including over 1.2 billion worldwide who identify as Mormons.
The faith has been around for over a thousand years.
Mormon missionary Joseph Smith (1827-1844) was the first man to preach the gospel to the New World in a new country, where the first European settlement of the Americas was begun in 1829.
In the first few years of the church’s history, the first missionaries were mostly African Americans, and the missionaries were often referred to as “Mormons.”
But in 1839, a new group of missionaries began arriving from New York City, Pennsylvania, where Smith’s father, William Smith, had been the first to visit the New England colonies in the 1820s.
In response, the New York State legislature passed a law that gave state governments the authority to force the departure of missionaries from the state.
The law gave New York Governor William Penn the power to arrest missionaries in their homes and “displace” them from the territory, which had previously been under the jurisdiction of the state, which granted the authority.
The Mormon missionaries, who arrived in New York in 1841, were not welcome in the state until 1843.
The new laws also gave new meaning to the term “mormon” to refer to people of African descent.
In 1846, New York state began removing the name of Joseph Smith from the books of the Book of Mormon.
Mormon missionaries were barred from attending schools in New Jersey and other parts of the New Jersey region, which included Trenton and the city of Philadelphia.
After the 1846 law was repealed, Mormon missionaries continued to spread their faith throughout the New Yorker state.
By 1859, the LDS Church had over 400,000 members, including more than 600,000 in New England.
Mormon church members live on more than 50,000 square miles of land and over 1 million members in Utah, with more than 3.5 million members worldwide.
But the church has suffered from some serious problems in recent years, including the recent murder of Joseph Fielding Smith, the founder of the LDS church, who was gunned down in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It is not uncommon for members of the Church to be persecuted and killed in the name in the faith.
In a recent article in the New Republic, former LDS apostle Dallin Oaks wrote that the church is “not a peaceful religion” and that “some of the leaders of the faith have been found guilty of murder, rape, child abuse, and other horrific crimes.”
He also wrote that, “It is now widely accepted that the Church’s leaders have engaged in gross human rights abuses, including murder, sexual abuse, enslavement, and forced conversions.”
And yet, Oaks said, “the Church is the fastest-growing religion in the world.”
He added that he believes the Church “has been able to expand to such great numbers by virtue of its leadership.
In fact, it is only by virtue not of its leaders that the faithful members of our Church have continued to grow.”