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Suva Fiji Temple to Close for Renovation

News Release — 30 July 2014

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the Suva Fiji Temple will be closed for renovation beginning 13 October 2014.

New Zealand Viral Video Pianist Plans for Mormon Mission

Blog Post — 30 July 2014

“Having time to relax isn't something Hawke's Bay student Shaqaila Uelese puts a lot of effort into,” Hawke’s Bay Today reports today.

From Cleaning Up After a Cyclone to Serving Lunch to a Prime Minister 

News Story — 30 July 2014

Earlier this year, missionaries in Tonga assisted residents of the Ha’apai Islands group recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Ian. Missionaries provided similar service after Cyclone Evan pounded Samoa in December 2012. 

Sydney Faith Communities Support Cambodian Orphans

Blog Post — 29 July 2014

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mortdale, Sydney joined with some of their Muslim, Jewish and Catholic neighbours recently to gather socks and underwear to be sent to orphans in Cambodia.

New Latter-day Saint Mission Leaders Arrive in Suva

News Release — 29 July 2014

President LaMar L. Layton and Sister Lynnette Stark Layton ― new leaders for the Fiji Suva Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – arrived in Fiji this month. 

New Congregation Linked to Australia's Mormon History

News Story — 29 July 2014

A new Latter-day Saint congregation was formed on Sunday, 20 July 2014, in the South Australian coastal town where the first Mormon missionary sent to Australia was buried.

Latter-day Saints and Anglicans Recognize Western Australian Mayors for Service to Families

News Story — 29 July 2014

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Anglican Church recognized two Western Australian mayors for their service to families and communities at a special devotional meeting in Perth recently.

Former Mormon Missionary Signs with New Zealand Breakers

News Story — 29 July 2014

Former missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tai Wesley, recently signed with the New Zealand Breakers basketball team.

FamilySearch Volunteers Break International Indexing Record

Blog Post — 29 July 2014

FamilySearch indexing volunteers broke a record this week during the first Worldwide Indexing Event. 

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.

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