It's a small Mormon world: Members meet in unexpected places

A private investigator helps a young woman in Chile find the missionary who taught her family before she was born.

A Haitian Mormon visiting Salt Lake City runs into a former member of his Port-au-Prince ward, as well as a former missionary companion.

A woman in Holladay reconnects -- via Facebook -- with a missionary she met while he was serving in New Mexico.

A member from Indiana visiting a ward in Korea meets two people who knew two of his brothers.

Those are just some of the stories that readers sent in responding to our request for experiences of Mormons meeting other Mormons in unexpected places around the world. The stories are further evidence that, yes, it is a small Mormon world.

In May 2005, my husband, George, and I made the arrangements for Jony St. Louis and his wife, Annia, to come to Salt Lake City to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Jony and Annia live in Haiti and had never before left the island of Hispaniola or flown on an airplane. This was a dream come true for them to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

Jony joined the church as a young man in Haiti and had served a mission there. I first met him in 2003 while doing humanitarian work in Haiti with Healing Hands for Haiti, a Salt Lake-based charity.

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