The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regularly holds special meetings especially for those who are not of the faith but who are interested in learning about the beliefs and practices of Mormons.
In New Zealand these events are often called ‘Come and See’ firesides. ‘Fireside’ is a Latter-day Saint term for a church meeting where Christ-centred messages are shared by speakers and through musical items.
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Last night [17 June 2012] in Mangere, Auckland, such a gathering attracted a large number of Latter-day Saints and their friends. Among the speakers were Jonah and Nadene Lomu. Jonah Lomu was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints earlier this year in Wellington.
The Lomus spoke about how their faith in Jesus Christ and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are helping them personally and as a family.
Lomu said that despite some of the choices of his youth, he always remembered what his mother had instilled in him, especially that he needed to pray to the Lord for guidance.
He said that missionaries from the Church helped answer questions he had been asking for many years and that he and his wife felt that the gospel was right for them and their family.