Volunteers and Employees from Church's Pacific Area Administration Office Serve Auckland Communities

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Staff and missionaries from the Pacific Area Administration Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sorted donations, planted trees and provided other service to Auckland charities and communities on Thursday 9 August.

400 trees were planted by volunteers at Shakespear Regional Park north of Auckland. 

        

Service was also offered at the Salvation Army at Glenfield and Auckland City Mission.

       

Sister Marian Wright is serving for two years in the South Pacific alongside her husband Elder Layne Wright, assisting Latter-day Saint missionaries and mission leaders.

She said her time with the staff of the Glenfield Salvation Army "has already become a highlight of our mission."

Sister Wright added: "We had the blessing to be with a few individuals from the Salvation Army in the effort to help sort through the jewellery donations. By the end of three hours, I had become friends and an admirer of those faithful workers whose hearts look outward to help those around them.

"The other gift was rubbing shoulders with my fellow workers as we shared the family stories of our hearts while extending helping hands."

The employees and missionaries based at the Auckland offices of the Church support the faith's humanitarian, welfare, self-reliance, disaster relief, education, construction and other efforts across New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the islands of the South Pacific.

Watch a short video that explains how Latter-day Saints assist individuals and families going through tough times:

 

      

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