As of 2014, there are approximately 15,082,028 Mormons worldwide according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also 29,253 Mormon congregations and over 140 temples.
Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion in 1830 in the state of New York. The Articles of Faith contain the main concepts and beliefs of Mormons. Some of their beliefs, such as the nature of God, differ from traditional Christian beliefs, but Mormonism is still considered a Christian organization. They observe the Sabbath on Sunday and attend meetings or services for prayers and communion.
Mormons also maintain an extensive missionary program with 83,035 missionaries and 406 missions worldwide. Mormons serve on a voluntary basis in this program which often takes them to different countries where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is permitted to operate.