LDS Church announces three new missions in Africa and Asia

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On January 7, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the formation of three new missions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, the Nigeria Owerri Mission and the Vietnam Hanoi Mission. (Mormon Newsroom)
On January 7, 2016, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the formation of three new missions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, the Nigeria Owerri Mission and the Vietnam Hanoi Mission. (Mormon Newsroom)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that three new missions will be created and operational by July 1, 2016 in the continents of Africa and Asia, according to Mormon Newsroom. These missions include the The Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, The Nigeria Owerri Mission and the The Vietnam Hanoi Mission.

All three missions will be created by restructuring boundaries from existing missions in these countries.

According to Mormon Newsroom, missionaries will continue to strengthen church members and branches in those areas. Many of these missionaries are known as “Branch Builders” in Vietnam. President Lewis Hassell, who is serving in the existing Phnom Penh, Cambodia mission will move on to preside over the Hanoi Vietnam mission.

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