The Latter-day Saints' Church of Jesus Christ is a worldwide religion of more than 16 million adherents based on the assumption that everyone on earth is a son or daughter of a loving God and that His Son, Jesus Christ, rescued the world from sin and death. Jesus Christ encourages all the children of God to come to Him, obey Him, and become more like Him.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' mission is to help all the children of God come to Jesus Christ by learning about His gospel, making and keeping God's promises (covenants), and practicing love and service like Christ.
Church members believe in helping people and families fulfill the commandments to love God and love their neighbor.5 Members do so through living Jesus Christ's gospel,6 caring for those in need,7 welcoming others to receive the gospel,8 and uniting families through family history and temple work.
In over 160 countries and territories, the Church has over 30,000 congregations. Each of these congregations is a local community of saints who serve, educate, encourage, and mentor each other as they seek to resolve personal difficulties and struggles, and each is led by non-paying leaders chosen from the congregation who serve on a voluntary, limited-time basis.
In over 110 languages, the Church offers gospel services and programs. It also runs a number of universities; a youth and young adult religious education program with enrollment of more than 400,000 in 170 countries; FamilySearch, the world's largest genealogical organization; and Latter-day Saint Charities, a vast humanitarian aid program that provides worldwide relief of almost $1 billion annually. In Salt Lake City, Utah, the Church's global headquarters are located.
He founded his Church when Jesus Christ was on earth. Many of the precious truths he taught and his holy authority were lost for a time after his death and the deaths of his apostles. 11 This period of time is known as the Great Apostasy.
A young man named Joseph Smith prayed to God in the spring of 1820 with great concern for his own soul's redemption and to know which church he should join. Joseph12 appeared to God and Jesus Christ and began to prepare him to bring back (or restore) the precious truths and the holy authority that had been lost while on earth from the Church that Jesus Christ founded. On April 6, 1830, Joseph Smith founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the leadership of the Lord.
Joseph Smith translated an ancient document written by prophets who lived on the continents of the Americas and taught and testified about Jesus Christ by the force of God. 13 This ancient record is called the Book of Mormon and stands next to the Bible as another testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind.
These amazing landmarks are just one of the many must-see sights you don’t want to miss in Gilbert, Arizona:
- Water Tower Plaza
- Southeast Regional Library
- Perry Library
- St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church
- Golfland Sunsplash
- Riparian Preserve At Water Ranch
- San Tan Mountain Regional Park
- Freestone Park
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our offices located at 1447 West Elliot Road #103 in Gilbert! Stop by for a visit anytime!