First Missionaries - February 2, 1968
First six in Hong Kong

Six missionaries were transfered to Thailand from Taiwan (5) and Hong Kong (1) in 1968. From left to right Alan H. Hess, Robert W. Winegar, L. Carl Hanson, Peter W. Basker, Larry R. White and Craig G. Christensen. President Keith E. Garner of the Hong Kong Mission took these six Elders to Bangkok on Ferbuary 2, 1968. They established a home on Soi 49 (Soi Klang) which was the mission headquarters in Thailand until the Asoke Chapel was completed in May 1972. For the next 5 years Thailand would be a zone of the Southern Far East mission (February 1968 - November 1969) and then the Southeast Asia (Singapore) mission (November 1969 - August 1973).