Monday, February 4, 2013
First Young, Male Missionaries Assigned to Laos
Missionaries serving in the Thailand Bangkok Mission report that the first four young, male missionaries were assigned to Vientiane, Laos on educational and humanitarian assignment. The Church organized its first branch in Laos in 2003 and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated Laos for missionary work in 2006. Senior missionary couples have regularly served in Laos performing humanitarian and development work and have supported the Vientiane Branch. Missionaries report that the Vientiane Branch currently has approximately 100 active members and has had several members serve missions. Newly assigned missionaries will also provide some ecclesiastical support to the isolated branch.