News Releases

Church and Partners Bring Wheelchairs to Tonga

"A container load of wheelchairs and walking aids has been gifted to Vaiola Hospital in time for Christmas," Matangi Tonga Online reported this week.

Waikato Times: 'Temple View Christmas Light Tradition on Hold During Renovations'

"Temple View has been a Christmas destination for decades, but it'll be a bit different this year," the Waikato Times reported this week.

LDS Charities Donates Water Tanks to Samoa Community

"[The] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (L.D.S.) Charities donated 21 water tanks to the Kindomized Church and residents at Vailuutai on Tuesday," the Samoa Observer reported this week.

Family Shares Christmas Spirit with Neighbours and Friends

"With Christmas around the corner, a family in Tuaefu has taken the initiative to share the spirit of Christmas by lighting, decorating and opening their compound to the public," the Samoa Observer reports this week.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

First Presidency 2018 Christmas Message

Helping Women and Children in Tonga

New Zealand based Charitable Trust ‘Furniture for Schools’ (FFS), Tonga Women’s International Social Club (TWISC), and LDS Charities (the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), brought assistance to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week.

Fiji Sun: 'Light Someone's World Today, Fijians Urged'

"'There is no feeling more satisfying when one sees the unshed tears of joy for those whose hunger has been appeased or those whose needs have been fulfilled,' says Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Merseini Vuniwaqa," the Fiji Sun reported this week.

Teams Unite to Support Tonga Netball 

A great team effort culminated in Tonga Netball Association being the recipients this week of thousands of dollars’ worth of netball uniforms and bags from Netball North Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. 

From Australia Mormon Newsroom

Cairns 'Lights the World'

The concert served as the launch pad to their month-long 'Light the World' service initiative for December 2018 and created a platform for locals to give back to the Cairns community for the festive Christmas season.

VIDEO: Church Leader Launches #LightTheWorld in Vanuatu on National Television

Members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vanuatu are taking part in this month's #LightTheWorld Christmas initiative.