Aaron Thorup
Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission

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

The Wyoming Mormon Trail Mission, effective Jan. 16, 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.

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