VGP - Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on January 28 received Evans F.David, President of the Asia Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS Church or Mormon Church).
|Chairman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (R) and President of the Asia Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints Evans F.David|
At the reception, Evans F.David thanked the municipal People’s Committee for creating favourable conditions for the Church to operate and develop over the past years, and expressed his belief that the city will complete targets set for 2019.
In turn, the municipal leader lauded annual activities held by the LDS Church, which, he said, have received the enthusiastic response of the public and contributed to socio-economic development of Ha Noi, ensuring security and order in the capital city and promoting the image of Hanoians to international fiends.
The LDS Church was founded by Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844), its first president, on April 6, 1830 in Fayette Township, New York.
It was then developed by Brigham Young, who migrated with the new Mormons to Salt Lake City in 1847.
The LDS Church was brought to Viet Nam in 1962, and was registered in 1967 by the South Vietnam government. After 1975, the LDS Church in Viet Nam ceased operations, with most of its members migrating to other countries. Those who stayed in the country practiced the religion at home.