The article traces the history of LDS missions to Mexico. In 1874 LDS president Brigham Young sent Daniel W. Jones to Mexico with other Mormon missionaries and created separate Spanish-speaking congregations. Despite the wishes of Mexican converts, the Mormon hierarchy continued to provide leadership from Utah. The Mormon dilemma has been whether ethnic congregations should be integrated within dominant-culture Mormonism. Separate Spanish-speaking missions existed until 1970 when the LDS eliminated them only to resurrect them in 1977. Although there were 800,000 Mexican Mormons by 1998, the issue of Mormon adaptation to cultural diversity remained.