Jesus Christ Is the Head of the Church10764_000_018
When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church. He called Apostles, and He blessed the sacrament and gave it to them. But after Jesus was resurrected and His Apostles had died, nobody was left to lead His Church.
In 1830, Jesus Christ told Joseph Smith to organize His Church again. On April 6, Joseph Smith organized the Church in a meeting in Peter Whitmer’s home in Fayette, New York. Close to 60 people came. In the meeting, the sacrament was blessed and passed, like Jesus blessed the sacrament and gave it to His Apostles when He lived on earth.
Afterward, several people were baptized. Today, more than 14 million people around the world are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.