When Le Huu Vuong, who grew up 120 miles north of Hanoi, Vietnam, joined the Church, he did not envision that ten months later he would be participating in a young single adult conference with other Latter-day Saints from Southeast Asia.
The three-day conference took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where just a month earlier, the first two Cambodian stakes were formed.
“The feeling I had attending Church was the same as when my mother gave me a hug — so I knew the Church was good. I am so happy to be here,” said Brother Vuong.
The conference began with an evening dinner followed by a welcome meeting conducted by the president of the Cambodia Phnom Penh Mission, President David C. Moon, and his wife, Sister Kathryn Moon.
The conference theme, “Shine Your Light,” was introduced and each member received a YSA conference T-shirt with an emblem representing the theme. Brother Vuong did the artwork and design for the emblem.
The conference was attended by more than 90 individuals.
Workshops and inspirational instruction occupied Friday’s morning sessions, and the afternoon was filled with games, dancing and socializing. The Saturday closing session was a devotional and testimony meeting.
President Moon noted that these young adults “will be our future fathers, mothers and leaders of the Church. ... We are happy that they were willing to make the sacrifices necessary to travel and participate in this event. They have great faith and enthusiasm for the gospel.”
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