Members in India report that the India New Delhi Mission will assign proselytizing missionaries to Mumbai for the first time. With 21 million inhabitants, Mumbai is the world's 12th most populous urban agglomeration and was the third most populous urban agglomeration without proselytizing missionaries assigned after Guangzhou and Shanghai. Delays opening Mumbai to proselytism appear due to safety concerns. Currently the Church does not have missionaries assigned to any cities outside of New Delhi in the India New Delhi Mission. There is one branch that functions in Mumbai. Prospects appear favorable for growth in Mumbai, especially if missionaries open additional semi-official congregations called groups that operate under the administration of the Mumbai Branch in areas distant from the Mumbai Branch meetinghouse.
Members in India also report that sister missionaries will begin serving in both the India New Delhi and India Bangalore Missions. Most, if not all, sister missionaries will likely be Indian members due to recent difficulties securing foreign missionary visas.
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