As both members and missionaries, Mormons cover the globe.
And in some cases, fame follows.
Take Kent Derricott, for instance. The once-shy, young boy
who grew up in Sandy is one of the most popular and recognizable
celebrities in a country of 127 million people. Derricott vaulted into
fame on the comedy television circuit in Japan after serving a mission
in Sapporo and returning to the country on a business trip.
But to most church members, he's relatively anonymous.
In an upcoming edition, Mormon Times will profile members of the LDS
Church who have carved out fame and notoriety in either their home
countries or places where they served missions, but who are not
well-known in the United States.
And we need your help. If you have an example of such an individual, e-mail his or her name and a short explanation to email@example.com ... and watch for our upcoming profiles.