Kansas City, KS is part of the greater metropolitan area neighboring cities on both sides of the state line of Kansas and Missouri, offering a wealth of attractions in every direction.
LDS Members make up 1.74% of the population in Kansas City. In the state of Kansas there are 34,190 members in 7 stakes, 53 wards and 21 branches.
The Mormon Trail though the Kansas Territory began in 1854. The migration is estimated as high as 4,000 people passing through to the west. Most of these emigrants were European converts, many from Scandinavian countries unable to speak English. They were met at Westport by William Empey, commissioned by the Latter Day Saints church to purchase wagons, oxen and supplies for the trip across the plains. It was a difficult journey that required much sacrifice and suffering.