National Geographic : 2010 Feb
At 88, Joe Jessop is an elder of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the controversial sect that split from the Mormon Church after it banned plural marriage. In Hildale, Utah, he has tried to ful ll his duty to build up his celestial family 5 wives, 46 children, and 239 grandchil- dren. I ve had a blessed life, he says. I wouldn t trade places with anyone.