July 7th through 21st, Presidents of Seventy Steve De Vera and William Leutzinger traveled to India to join Seventy Ananda Rao to bring ministry to the saints and priesthood in Visag and Orissa.
In the Visag area the Seventy performed several administrations and shared the Gospel with many members and non-members.
Joined by Sr. Agnus Rao, the Seventy journeyed to the Kui tribal area in Orrisa state, to participate in the dedication of the church in Jilakuta. Not only was the church dedicated, but a plaque was placed on a monument in the center of the village, witnessing of the dedication of the saints in that area to the Restoration Gospel. In Orissa state, 22 men were ordained to the priesthood and God's mercy was evident as the Holy Spirit was poured out during many services and ordinances. Priesthood training classes were also held with more than 30 brethren in attendance. The brethren said there were so many blessings it was hard to share them all.
Bro. Steve said the saints and priesthood are very eager to promote the Gospel in their area and beyond and they are eagerly awaiting the translation of the Book of Mormon into the Oriya language as well as several tracts and portions of the D&C.