Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fifth District Organized in Malaysia

A new district was recently created in East Malaysia in Miri, becoming the fifth in Malaysia and the third in East Malaysia. The new district likely includes the three branches in Bintulu and the branch in Sibu. I wrote recently on the strong likelihood of a district in Bintulu and I am surprised it is named after Miri. However, the branch functioning in Miri is strong and was the first to receive a Church constructed meetinghouse in the entire country. Many of the members in Bintulu speak Iban and the formation of this district will likely expedite the translation of the Book of Mormon in this language. Malaysia has seen some of the most impressive growth in membership in Asia in the last few years.

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