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Learning of new Mormon Church leaders in Cambodia

The six-month mark of our senior mission to the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia was on Oct. 6, 2007. My wife, Dianne, and I had touched down at the Phnom Penh airport on April 6 of that year, the same day that the first box of triple combinations in the Khmer language had arrived to bless the beautiful brown-skinned, black-haired people of that foreign land.

Upon our arrival in that capitol city, our mission president, President Robert W. Winegar, wasted no time in appointing me to serve as branch president of a nonexistent branch that we were to help establish in Siem Reap, the city nearest the famous Angkor Wat ruins of the 11th-13th centuries A.D.

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