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In the catholic church pilgrims have the possibility to go on pilgrimage to holy lands, holy places, monasteries etc. with the help of church association (O.R.P.), which help pilgrims and offers possibilities for an economic and safe travel... Do Mormons have a similar possibility? Is possible for a Mormon from Europe to travel to Salt Lake City, with the help by a similar association?

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While I'm not LDS, in my Patriarchal Blessing the Lord asked me to go to Palmyra to re-live the experience Joseph had in the grove. So I went and had a life changing experience where I was never the same again. In the end, it was not about going to a "holy place" because everything the Lord created is holy. Rather it was a choice God gave me and asked for me to choose. The traveling to Palmyra was just enough of a burden where I had to be dedicated to the cause. I say this because when I got back, the Lord was waiting for me.

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While I'm not LDS, in my Patriarchal Blessing the Lord asked me to go to Palmyra to re-live the experience Joseph had in the grove. So I went and had a life changing experience where I was never the same again. In the end, it was not about going to a "holy place" because everything the Lord created is holy. Rather it was a choice God gave me and asked for me to choose. The traveling to Palmyra was just enough of a burden where I had to be dedicated to the cause. I say this because when I got back, the Lord was waiting for me.

That's interesting. Sounds like a neat experience. Thanks for sharing, Thunderfire. Best to you. :)

To Veles: There is a temple patron fund to which members may contribute, the funds of which (as I understand it) are to be used to assist members in outlying areas which are not close to a temple so that they can travel to one. I'm not sure how the program is administered on the receiving end. If that is somewhat along the lines of the help you are seeking, I would talk to your Bishop or Branch President. In the United States, there are travel agencies which offer travel to sites of historical significance to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As far as I know, the Church offers no monetary assistance to travelers wishing to do so, however. I wonder, what sites might there be in your own country at which events significant in Church history have occurred? Perhaps travel to such sites would be more feasible. I'm always fascinated to learn more about how the Church became established in other parts of the world, and who had a hand in establishing it. While you would always be welcome at sites in the U.S. which are significant in Church history, you don't have to walk in the footsteps of American Saints to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the foundation they laid or of the things they did. I wish you well. :)

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In the catholic church pilgrims have the possibility to go on pilgrimage to holy lands, holy places, monasteries etc. with the help of church association (O.R.P.), which help pilgrims and offers possibilities for an economic and safe travel... Do Mormons have a similar possibility? Is possible for a Mormon from Europe to travel to Salt Lake City, with the help by a similar association?

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To Veles: There is a temple patron fund to which members may contribute, the funds of which (as I understand it) are to be used to assist members in outlying areas which are not close to a temple so that they can travel to one. I'm not sure how the program is administered on the receiving end. If that is somewhat along the lines of the help you are seeking, I would talk to your Bishop or Branch President. In the United States, there are travel agencies which offer travel to sites of historical significance to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As far as I know, the Church offers no monetary assistance to travelers wishing to do so, however. I wonder, what sites might there be in your own country at which events significant in Church history have occurred? Perhaps travel to such sites would be more feasible. I'm always fascinated to learn more about how the Church became established in other parts of the world, and who had a hand in establishing it. While you would always be welcome at sites in the U.S. which are significant in Church history, you don't have to walk in the footsteps of American Saints to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the foundation they laid or of the things they did. I wish you well. :)

Well... I'm planning a trip to Salt lake City for the next year, not to gain testimony but to better know the church. This mean I've to do myself. Hm... not a good info at all...

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Very sad to receive this answer... time ago the church helped every European convert to travel to Zion, and this helped the growing church, to replace apostates etc.

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Very sad to receive this answer... time ago the church helped every European convert to travel to Zion, and this helped the growing church, to replace apostates etc.

If you are thinking of the perpetual emmigration fund of the past, i believe the members were expected to pay back the money they used into the fund so that others could come over. I don't believe it was a free gift. Maybe i'm wrong on that though.

Also, i think they were expected to stay in the Utah area permanently. It wasn't given to them so they could visit.

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If you are thinking of the perpetual emmigration fund of the past, i believe the members were expected to pay back the money they used into the fund so that others could come over. I don't believe it was a free gift. Maybe i'm wrong on that though.

Also, i think they were expected to stay in the Utah area permanently. It wasn't given to them so they could visit.

Ok, I was kidding ;) the devotional tourism is possible for Catholics, because of the great number of requests, but not for the Mormons...

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Very sad to receive this answer... time ago the church helped every European convert to travel to Zion, and this helped the growing church, to replace apostates etc.

This was because the Church was weak and needed to concentrate. It also coincidentally spared those who followed the counsel most of the horrors of World War II.

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