Construction begins on largest LDS meetinghouse in Thailand

What will be, when it is dedicated, Thailand's largest meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under construction following a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 23. The new building is on a major high-profile boulevard in Moeng Than Thani, a suburb of Bangkok.

Approximately 100 Latter-day Saints attended the ceremony, beaming attentively. Pakkret Thailand District President Surakkhaka Chaimangkon presided over the proceedings. A girl's choir provided inspirational music. Mr. Santi Chusri, the Assistant District Officer who works under the direction of the Vice Governor of Nonthaburi Province, attended and was presented with gifts — copies of the Book of Mormon in Thai and English, and a Mormon Tabernacle Choir CD.

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