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President Russell M. Nelson's 2019 Southeast Asia Ministry

Prophet reaches third stop of Southeast Asia ministry

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is visiting Latter-day Saints and others in Southeast Asia from November 17, 2019, to November 21, 2019. He and Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are ministering in Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Indonesia. A summary of their visits is below.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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President Nelson spoke Sunday to assembled Saints in Hanoi’s JW Marriott Grand Ballroom of his gratitude to the government for the privilege to gather and worship. Just days before his arrival in Vietnam, the government granted the Church another important recognition. On November 14, 2019, Madam Thieu Thi Huong of the Vietnam Government Committee for Religious Affairs presented an official certificate authorizing Latter-day Saints to conduct religious activities in the country, in compliance with a new religious law established in 2018.

President Nelson and Elder Christofferson spoke to Church media Monday about the future of the Church in Vietnam.

        

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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President Nelson brought glad tidings to hundreds of gathered Church members at the Premier Centre Sen Sok in Phnom Penh. He unveiled an artist’s rendering of what will become one of the Church’s most sacred worship spaces — the Phnom Penh Temple.

       

Singapore

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The prophet of the global Church spoke at a the Bukit Timah Singapore stake center during a visit the island nation. “Now is not only a time for us to look back, it is the time to look forward with excitement to the future,” President Nelson said. “What a glorious future is in store for you.”

     

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