18 February 2014

What Wat? The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Phnom Penh

A once a week look at Wats and other places of worship within the region.

This Church Of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints sits at the quiet end of Phnom Penh's Street 63.
The church claims that is has a Cambodian membership of 11,469 which is spread over 27 congregations.

Many Cambodian refugees from the Vietnam War living in the United States joined the Church in the 1970s.

 Cambodian branches of the Church were also established in various metropolitan areas in other countries. 

The government of Cambodia granted legal recognition to the Church on 4 March 1994. Since the early 1990s, the Church has given millions of dollars in humanitarian aid and welfare support to the people of Cambodia.

There are approximately 140 Mormon missionaries in Cambodia- under 30 of those are pedaling their bikes while pedaling their religion and 40 other missionaries are Cambodian converts. The rest are senior missionaries. 

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