Church Creates Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission

  • 27 January 2015

Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission  Graphic by Aaron Thorup, Deseret News.

Article Highlights

  • The new mission was created from a division of the Colorado Fort Collins, Montana Billings, and South Dakota Rapid City Missions.
  • It will include the historic sites of Rocky Ridge, Sixth Crossing, and Martin’s Cove.

A new mission has been created in central Wyoming that takes in the Church’s Mormon Handcart Historic Site, the First Presidency has announced.

Effective January 16, the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission is being created from a division of the Colorado Fort Collins, Montana Billings, and South Dakota Rapid City Missions. In the process, the Martin’s Cove Branch is being transferred from the Casper Wyoming Stake to the new mission. The historical site is being transferred from the supervision of the South Dakota Rapid City Mission to the new mission.

The Mormon Handcart Historic Site includes the Martin’s Cove, Sixth Crossing, and Rocky Ridge historical sites, and thus, the new mission will oversee all these locales. Blaine J. Bushman, who was originally assigned to direct the Mormon Handcart Historic Site, is serving as the president of the Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission. He serves with his wife, Sister Margene Bushman.