LDS Mission and the Conspiracy
The LDS Mission of the Mormon Church has existed more than 174 years. The LDS mission has existed from the time of Joseph Smith, who started the LDS Mission in 1830, to the present time.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints conspiracies are reviewed in the scholarly book The Mormon Conspiracy.
John D. Lee, the adopted son of Brigham Young, who was executed in 1877 for his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, served as a missionary in 1841, traveling through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Joseph Smith was well aware of the value of the missionary in the expansion of membership rolls and sent Brigham Young to England in the late 1830’s and early 1840’s to recruit new missionaries, for it was well known that this was fertile ground for new members. Since so many of these people were living from hand to mouth they quickly accepted the Mormon religion because it meant the possibility for immigration to the United States and a chance to get away from their miserable life in England.
"When I sent off for this marvelous book, "The Mormon Conspiracy," the paranoid thought even entered my head, that perhaps this was an elaborate plot to check out if I was a true Mormon. I am still reading the book and last night I didn't turn the light off until 1:30 am. I was totally engrossed!"
Guiding Principles of the System
The century and a half or more of experience in missionary service for the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has evolved into several principles which guide the system. These include at least five discernible aspects: appearance, tracting, visitation, referrals and developing trust.