News Releases

Apostle Encourages Tongan Latter-day Saints to be Faithful, Contributing Citizens

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with members and guests of the Church in several meetings in the Kingdom of Tonga this past weekend.

First Ni-Vanuatu Students Graduate from BYU-Idaho Pathway Program 

A graduation devotional was held recently at the Port Vila Nambatu Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to honour 19 graduates from the BYU-Idaho Pathway Program. Graduates are mostly young single adults with a few being married.

Wheelchairs Donated to Solomon Islands Ministry of Health 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through LDS Charites, donated wheelchairs to the Ministry of Health last week in Honiara.

Student Leaders Selected at Fiji Latter-day Saint Church College

Laisenia Tuitubou, Minister of Youth and Sports, was invited to induct 22 student leaders to serve at the Fiji Latter-day Saint Church College for the 2017 school year.

Church Leader Sees Gospel in Action, Lifting Families in Tonga

Bishop Gérald J. Caussé, the presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met with a couple in Tonga on Saturday 18 February who exemplify the benefits of self-reliance principles and resources as provided by the Church.

Kiwi Couple to Lead Latter-day Saint Fiji Mission

John R. Higgins and Naomi Higgins, New Zealanders from Hamilton, have been asked by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to lead the Church’s missionaries in Fiji.

Kingdom of Tonga Welcomes Apostle and Other Church Leaders

Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga on Friday 17 February.

Genealogical Records Presented to the Government of Samoa

On February 16, 2017, representatives from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented historically important microfilm records to officials from the Government of the Independent State of Samoa.

Tongan Mature-Age Students Celebrate

For 32-year-old Afu Fakatou, going back to school “was like being pushed into a swimming pool with alligators.”

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Announces BYU–Pathway Worldwide, a Global Higher-Education Organization

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of a global higher-education organization, BYU–Pathway Worldwide (BYU–PW). The institution will have responsibility for all online certificate and degree programs offered by the Church Educational System (CES).