Spanish Speaking Mormons Help Lead Growth of Church in US

June 4, 2004

Source: The Dallas News

On June 4, 2004 The Dallas News reported, "Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is decidedly international. More than half of its 12 million members live outside the United States – and most of them in Spanish-speaking countries. Mr. Carlos Calderon, 41, is president of a Spanish-speaking Mormon congregation in Cary, an upscale community on the western outskirts of Raleigh [N.C.]. He is one of an estimated 144,000 Spanish-speaking Mormons in the United States. And the new congregation in Cary is one of at least eight Spanish-speaking branches in North Carolina alone to have opened in the past six months."