Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dedication of Vietnam

These are the two buildings where Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were dedicated for missionary work. The first occurred in Ho Chi Minh 0n the 10th Floor of the Caravelle Hotel on October 30,1966. There were about 300 people in attendance. The story goes that Elder Hinckley paused as he began his talk and said the President McKay had given him permission to dedicate the land if he was inspired to do so. He along with Elder Marion D. Hanks were in attendance. Hanoi was dedicated by President Hinckley in the mid 90's in this home which is now a restaurant. We had lunch in the room where it all occurred. While these people have gone through many challenges it was wonderful to feel the strong spirit of the members in both of these cities. A country of 83 million brothers and sisters.

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