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Lopez Branch of Church of Latter-day-Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah announced the creation of the Lopez Island Branch. Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reached over 14 million members worldwide. The news was welcomed by the members on both Lopez and Decatur Islands.
Currently more than 52,483 missionaries are serving missions for the church. Most are young people under the age of 25, serving in nearly 340 missions throughout the world.
Joshua Cook, a Lopez resident, is serving a church mission in Armenia. His two years service ends in September. For the past two years, Cook has been immersed in the culture, language and service to the Armenian people as he shares his message of “peace and happiness.” On April 18, Alexander Cook will also serve a two year mission in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.
The Lopez Island Branch will serve the approximately 37 church members on Lopez. Meetings are every Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the home of Steve and Jackie Bumstead, 2507 Lopez Sound Road. From 9-10 a.m. everyone meets for sacrament meeting, from 10-11 a.m. sunday school classes focused for adults or Children are held, and then from 11 a.m. to noon, age specific meetings are held for men, women, young adults and children.