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LDS Church announces international members for Young Women general board

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 2:40 p.m. MDT

Sister Dorah Mkhabela, South Africa; Sister Denise Posse Lindberg, Utah (Mormon Newsroom) Sister Dorah Mkhabela, South Africa; Sister Denise Posse Lindberg, Utah (Mormon Newsroom)

Last week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that additional members from across the globe would be added to the Young Women general board, and today nine members were announced on the Mormon Newsroom website.

The board is composed of women from Africa, Brazil, Japan, Peru, New York City and Utah. Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president, explained that communication occur through regular teleconferences.

"I think it is a great opportunity for Latin American women to share their experiences, challenges, strengths, hopes and testimonies more directly with the board," new board member Sister Carmela M. de Hooker said. "I would like to express my deepest gratitude for this new calling."

Read more from Sister Oscarson and the other women on the board on the Mormon Newsroom.

Sister Carmela Melero de Hooker, Peru (Mormon Newsroom) Sister Carmela Melero de Hooker, Peru (Mormon Newsroom)

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