Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

in Iowa, Western Illinois, and Northern Missouri

To learn more about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Iowa and surrounding areas, click on a tab above to explore this site, or read some of the blog posts below. 

June 7, 2017

Bright and early on the warm and sunny morning of Saturday, June 3rd, approximately 200 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends gathered in Burlington, IA, for fun, fellowship and service. Participants met at their local church building for registration and orientation before heading off to 15 different service sites around the city of Burlington. Some projects included: painting pedestrian handrails in downtown Burlington, cleaning up the Bu...

January 4, 2017

On a cold December night, a group of people gathered in a small classroom at the University of Iowa's College of Public Health to learn more about Haitian Creole, the primary language spoken in Haiti. 

Teaching the class was Dr. Jeff Dawson, who is preparing for his 8th humanitarian trip to Haiti this spring. 

"I was aware of a number of people who have interest in Haiti, both those who have been or who will go in the future. Even though most short-term visitors to Hait...

November 6, 2016

It was a beautiful day for the first annual Haunted Hollow 5k on Saturday, October 22nd. Seventy runners participated in this family friendly event at Walker Johnston Park in Urbandale, Iowa. The Des Moines BYU Alumni Chapter sponsored the race to raise grant money for Iowa students attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Grants are awarded to students with the understanding that they accept a moral obligation in the future to repay--or replenish--what they have...

November 3, 2016


Habitat for Humanity provides hope to many who are striving to care for their families with limited means. Volunteers across the country and even throughout the world give a little of their time and talents to help build homes for these families. On Saturday, October 22, several Latter-day Saints from Cedar Falls, Iowa, teamed up with the Heartland Habitat for Humanity chapter to work on a new home in Waterloo.  The brisk morning temperatures gave way to perfect Fall weat...

September 28, 2016

As rivers rose to near-record levels in September and sandbag walls rose higher, many Iowa Mormons joined with friends and neighbors throughout cities like Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Waverly, Cedar Rapids, and more to help where possible and pray for their communities.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated cleaning kits and water to the American Red Cross that will be distributed to homeowners needing to clean out flooded basements.  The Red Cross had alread...

September 27, 2016

I began volunteering with EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Resource and Advocacy Center) about a year ago. I was asked to mentor a Burmese refugee young man n

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