First Stake in India Flourishes
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy, and Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy, President of the Asia Area, traveled from Hong Kong to Hyderabad, India, earlier this year for a historic weekend.
On Friday, May 25, 2012, they met with nearly 600 young single adults from India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. On Saturday the final Hyderabad India District conference saw more than 250 leaders attend the priesthood leadership meeting and almost 500 members attend the evening session.
Finally, with more than 1,500 members in attendance in a convention center in Hyderabad on Sunday, May 27, Elder Oaks presided over the creation of India’s first stake.
At the conclusion of the stake conference, Elder Oaks expressed gratitude to the nation of India for allowing Latter-day Saints “to meet and speak of the principles of our faith.”