Friday, June 26, 2009

Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission Dissolved

Mike Murray, President of the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission revealed last week on his blog that the Harrisburg Mission was dissolved with missionaries going to the Pennsylvania Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Missions.

He describes the area that his mission picked up in great detail:

Effective July 1, 2009 the Scranton Pennsylvania Stake will become part of the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission (PPM). There are 8 units (wards or branches) in this stake and there are 22 missionaries currently serving in these areas. Previously this stake was part of the Pennsylvania Harrisburg Mission. The Harrisburg mission is being absorbed into its two adjacent neighbors -- PPM on the east and Pittsburgh on the west.

PPM will now consist of five stakes: Scranton, Reading, Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Wilmington. A stake typically has 5-12 units and 3,000 - 5,000 members. We will have 142 missionaries assigned to our mission.
The church adds and dissolves missions for various reasons. I guess in this case the Harrisburg Mission is one of the casualties of change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It makes me very sad that the mission I served in is being disolved! I know the Lord has a reason though. I loved serving in the Harrisburg Mission had had the opportunity to serve in Lancaster, hanover, Chambersburg, Hollidaysburg, Johnstown, Lock Haven, Williamsport and Harrisburg.
Ginger K. Bright, St. George, UT