Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles made a special visit to the Church's Caribbean Area that included meetings with local leaders and many other members in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy accompanied the apostle on the March 9 through 15 trip. Also particiating were members of the Caribbean Area Presidency — Elder J. Devn Cornish, Elder Claudio D. Zivic, and Elder Hugo Martinez, all of the Seventy — and Elder Julio C. Acosta, an Area Seventy. The Brethren conducted a review of the Caribbean Area, an annual function to monitor the growth and activities of the Church across the region where membership is approaching 200,000. Seventy-eight percent of those members live in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic.
"I am extremely impressed to see the growth, development and maturity of the Church in the Caribbean Area. Much has happened since my first visit here in 1989,” said Elder Holland.