The First Presidency has assigned Elder Robert L. Simpson, Assistant to the Council of the Twelve, to preside temporarily over the England London Mission. He replaces President Milan D. Smith, who was due to be released in July but became ill.
This is Elder Simpson’s second assignment as a mission president. He presided over the New Zealand Mission from 1958 to 1961 and served there earlier as a missionary.
His wife, Jelaire, is accompanying him to England.
The England London Mission is one of seven missions of the Church in the British Isles.