Arkansas’s capital city, Little Rock began on the Arkansas River and years later it’s still the place to be with the bustling River Market District featuring restaurants, shops, bars, museums and hotels. Focal points in the area are the Clinton Presidential Center & Park, neighboring world headquarters of Heifer International with its Heifer Village, and the Central Arkansas Nature Center.
LDS Members make up 1.07% of Little Rock’s population. The state of Arkansas has 27,559 members, 5 stakes , 35 wards and 27 branches, and 1 mission.
Elders Wilford Woodruff and Henry Brown arrived as missionaries in Bentonville on January 28, 1835. Woodruff’s teachings led to the baptism of a Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hubbel, the first converts in Arkansas, on 22 February 1835. The year 1857 marked a tragic era in Church history in Arkansas. Elder Parley P. Pratt was murdered on May 13, 1857 near Alma, Arkansas.