LDS Church Leaders Have Approved Creation of Central Eurasian Mission

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Deseret News is reporting the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have approved a new mission, the Central Eurasian Mission, to be officially created on July 1, 2015.

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The mission will take areas from both the Russia Novosibirsk and Bulgaria Sofia missions and will consist of five branches. The Central Eurasian Mission will serve Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The mission president and his wife will reside in Istanbul, Turkey.

Eleven new missions were announced earlier this year in the following locations:

-Utah Logan (New)
-Utah Salt Lake City Central (Consolidated)
-Utah Orem (New)
-California Modesto (New)
-Washington Yakima (New)
-Costa Rica San Jose West (New)
-Trinidad Port of Spain (New)
-Peru Trujillo South (New)
-Bolivia La Paz El Alto (New)
-Argentina Santa Fe (New)
-Argentina Buenos Aires East (New)
-Portugal Porto (New)

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