Monday, June 11, 2012

Stake Creation

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, an Apostle, was in Hyderabad, India to create the first Stake on 27 May 2012.

It was a joyous occasion and 1519 people were in attendance at the Novotel Convention Centre to witness history! 

The creation of the first Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in India took place on Sunday, 27th of May under the direction of Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

I will post only a couple photos at this time.  After the Church is done with my photos, I will share more of them with you.  Please be patient until then and check back occasionally to see any updates.  Thanks.

Such a beautiful location. 

 There was so much preparation done ahead and it was beautiful.
 Many Elders came. Elder Smith, Elder Sharma, Elder Westwood, Elder Raja, Elder Vinck
 Elder Sodadasi, Elder Coombs, Elder Massey, Elder Thomas, Elder Badireddy, Elder Ram
Elder R Kumar & Elder Ganaparam
 Elder Srigiri & Elder Christensen
 Elder & Sister ZoBell
 Elder & Sister Allison
 Elder Edens & Elder Nelapati
 Elder Thanniru & Elder Sambaria
 Elder Challa & Elder Pace
 President & Sister Thomas
Jonas, Asha & Jonathan
Elder & Sister Tiefenbach
 Elder Henrie, Elder Ramaraj
Elder Patel, Elder Racharla, Elder Singh, Elder Barker
Elder Katuka & Elder Miniyappa
 New Stake Patriarch, President Gudey
 President Natarajan, 1st Councillor in the Stake Presidency
 President Gutty, new Hyderabad India Stake President
President Bushi, 2nd Councillor in the Stake Presidency
 Elder Miniyappa & Elder Katuka

Sister Oaks gets help from the district Primary President and her daughter & Elder Badireddy.
 Elder Dallin H. Oaks
 Elder Wigg
 5 Elders listening and learning.
Sister Polisetti from Hyderabad


  1. Keep the details and photos coming! We love to read it all. So exciting! Just two are major parts of church history! So cool.

  2. Dear Sister Wigg,
    You don’t know me, but I have come to know you through your photos here at the Church office in SLC. I’ve been sorting through thousands of images taken during 2011-2014 that were never saved in our digital library. The photographs came from a man that followed the apostles around on their many trips all over the world. In every case he was never able to make it to India because of problems with visas.

    Because I wasn’t there and don’t know much about the photographs I am saving, I am very much grateful for the information you have posted on your blog on the events of the YSA conference and the new stake formation. You have created this desire and hope inside of me that hopefully someday I could serve in India with my husband, though I hear it is one of the most difficult missions to serve in, you have made it looks like a great joy. I’m sure you have so many amazing stories and experiences.

    Thank you once again.