Elder Rasband Says Church Growth in India Must Begin With the Family

Elder Rasband
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This article was originally written by Jason Swensen for Church News. The following is an excerpt. 

Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles first traveled to India—as a businessman—24 years ago.

He recently returned to that burgeoning Asian nation, this time on an ecclesiastical assignment as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

He was both inspired and invigorated by the changes he encountered in India. During his visits to several major cities he witnessed a country being transformed. The Indian economy is becoming a global power, and there is a growing middle class.

“Such developments,” he told the Church News,“are providing beautiful opportunities for the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Elder Rasband’s optimism for the region stretches beyond India. During his Asian trip November 11–23, he also traveled to Pakistan for meetings with members, missionaries, and government officials. Once again, he found committed Latter-day Saints, a growing respect for the Church, and further evidence that the Lord is “able to do [His] own work” (2 Nephi 27:20).

Read the full article at LDS.org.

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