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
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
5 Elders listening and learning.
Sister Polisetti from Hyderabad