Elders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jake Bridge and Thomas Adams of Utah, are residents of Vermont this winter. The missionaries are in Addison and Rutland counties to teach about their faith. Church founder Joseph Smith was born in Sharon,Vt. Many Mormons make the pilgrimage to Vermont to visit the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in the White River Valley. The LDS Church owns and operates the site as a tourist attraction. The remains of Smith's frontier cabin are nearby.