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Missionary work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Connecticut began in 1832, with few converts. In 1838, Wilford Woodruff, future Church President, preached in his hometown of Farmington, Connecticut. He arranged to have a meeting with his family of nonmembers. "Filled with the power of God," Woodruff later wrote, "I stood in the midst of the congregation and preached unto the people in great plainness the gospel of Jesus Christ." Afterward, Woodruff baptized his father, stepmother, sister, and three others. A small congregation was organized in Farmington thereafter.

Church membership in Connecticut in 1930 was 198. Connecticut's first meetinghouse was completed in Hartford in 1952.

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