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Mormon Youth in Utah Host Special Needs Pioneer Trek

News Story — 24 July 2014

Every summer, Mormon youth groups reenact the trek pioneers made with their hand-carts across the Great Plains of the United States to Utah to escape persecution. The Mormon pioneers endured many hardships along the trail.

Latter-day Saint Prison Officer Makes a Difference in Lives of Inmates

Blog Post — 24 July 2014

“[Daisy] Tanuvasa is 43 and lives in Clendon. She's been an officer at the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility since it opened in 2006,” the Manukau Courier reports this week.

Helping Individuals and Families at Heart of Mormon Missionaries’ Service

Featured Story — 24 July 2014

Young men in white shirts and ties, young ladies in dresses or skirts, each wearing a black name tag ― are easily recognized as missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, when these young missionaries see a need in the community, they quickly change into “grubbies,” roll up their sleeves, and go to work.

Cook Islands News Profiles Mormon Missionaries

Featured Story — 23 July 2014

“Serving in the Cook Islands is a young man who has foregone all worldly ambitions and goals to focus on a two-year proselyting mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” The Cook Islands News reports this week.

President and Sister Bize Begin Service in Church's Tahiti Papeete Mission

News Release — 22 July 2014

President Pierre Bize and Sister Brigitte Bize, of Los Angeles, California, United States, began their service this month leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Tahiti Papeete Mission.


Leadership Changes in Latter-day Saint New Zealand Auckland Mission

News Release — 22 July 2014

President Frederick K. Balli and his wife Robyn R. Balli took over the leadership of the New Zealand Auckland Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this month.

‘Being There for Each Other’ Key to 30-Year-Friendship

Blog Post — 22 July 2014

Porirua friends Suzanne Galo and Ota Savaiinaea have been close for 30 years. The two ladies, both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have shared joy and sorrow throughout their friendship.

Leaders for Church's Samoa Mission Arrive in Apia

News Release — 21 July 2014

President Reed C. Tolman and Sister Debra Lane Tolman, new leaders of the Samoa Apia Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, arrived in Samoa this month.  

Tongan Latter-day Saint Runner Prepares for 2016 Olympics

Featured Story — 18 July 2014

“In the early 1980s, a 6-year-old boy by the name of Tongia “Toni” Vakaafi got up each morning to make the 2-3 mile trek to school on his small South Pacific island of Tonga,” US news organization KSL Radio reported this week.

Mormon and Māori

Commentary — 18 July 2014

When missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in New Zealand in the 1850's, they came with a message for all.  It was one of God's love for all of His children, of restored New Testament Christianity, of revelation, and of additional scripture testifying of Jesus Christ.  


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