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'Furniture for Schools' Partners with LDS Charities to Deliver Furniture to Tongan Schools

Blog Post — 2 JULY 2015

Furniture for Schools Charitable Trust partnered recently with LDS Charities, an organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to deliver recycled furniture from schools in Auckland to public schools in Tonga.

Canberra Latter-day Saint Turns 35, Does 35 Acts of Random Kindness

Featured Story — 2 JULY 2015

Canberra mother of five, Elizabeth Kikkert, was featured in several newspapers over the weekend due to her birthday tradition of giving kind acts of service to people in her community instead of waiting for gifts from others.

Church Leaders Counsel Members After US Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

News Release — 2 JULY 2015

The following letter from the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is being read in Church meetings across the United States and Canada beginning Sunday, July 5.

Latter-day Saint Young Men Participate in Interfaith Activity

Blog Post — 2 JULY 2015

Charlton Martin and Matt Krull, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participated with other young people in an interfaith activity in Auckland on 27-28 June.

MOTION GRAPHIC: LDS Charities Helps Provide Immunizations Around the World

Video — 2 JULY 2015

Since 2003, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has partnered with organizations to help reduce childhood mortality through continued efforts to eradicate infectious diseases. 

South Island Interfaith Representatives Meet in Timaru

Blog Post — 1 JULY 2015

Representatives from 11 religious denominations, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met in Timaru, New Zealand Saturday, 27 June 2015 to discuss ways to work together to serve New Zealand communities.

Christchurch Latter-day Saint Women Donate ‘Blankets of Love’

Blog Post — 1 JULY 2015

Women from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch recently completed a three-month service project donating their time and talents to create homemade quilts they are calling “Blankets of Love” to those in need in their Christchurch communities. 

Remembering New Zealand Artist Rei Hamon

Blog Post — 30 JUNE 2015

American art blogger, Garrick Infanger, wrote about New Zealand artist Rei Hamon (1919-2008) recently on his blog. 

Elder Kevin W. Pearson Urges Youth to Embark on ‘Quest for Education and Learning’

News Release — 30 JUNE 2015

Speaking on Sunday (28 June) at the New Zealand Auckland Harbour Stake conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Kevin W. Pearson told teenagers to “be active in secular and religious education.”

Church Donates 300 Wheelchairs and other Mobility Aids to People of Vanuatu

News Release — 29 JUNE 2015

Over 300 wheelchairs and other mobility aids were recently presented by representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Elison Bovu, director-general of Vanuatu Society for Disabled People (VSDP).