Monday, July 19, 2010

New District Created in Cambodia

A fifth district was organized in Cambodia in late June. The Battambang Cambodia District was created and includes two branches in Battambang. The creation of the district may indicate that additional branches will be organized in the Battambang area. The first branch in this area of the country was organized in Battambang in December 2003. Branches were first organized in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom in 2007 - which are nearby Battambang but do not appear to be in the new district - and the Battambang Branch divided into two branches in 2009. Growth continues in western Cambodia. The Church purchased land for a meetinghouse in Siem Reap which will be built soon.

Cambodia has experienced some of the strongest membership growth in Asia over the past decade but with modest retention rates. Membership increased from over 2,000 in 2000 to nearly 9,000 today. Half of the full-time missionary force is Cambodian.

1 comment:

The Chatelain's said...

According to the units in the new Palermo stake are as follows: Palermo 1, Palermo 2, Catania, Siracusa, and Ragusa wards, with Trapani, Mistretta, Messina, Sigonella, Sciacca, Agrigento, and Gela branches. No branches were absorbed to form the new wards.