Posts Tagged ‘Church of the Latter Day Saints’

LDS Temple holds open day

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Usually Latter Day Saints’ temples are not open to members of the general public. Only members of the LDS temple with valid passes are permitted to go in. The Suva Fiji Temple — which serves more than 35,000 Latter Day Saints in Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands — was originally dedicated in June Read more

Mormons to help rebuild 166 houses in Ha’apai

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga is starting to rebuild 116 houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Ian earlier this year. The church’s Tonga Service Centre Manager Howard Niu says they have signed with local contractor Oregon Pacific International to carry out the construction. Mr Niu says the houses will be Read more

Historic first for young Catholics and Mormons

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Around 40 Catholic and Mormon youth came together over two days for a service project assembling personal care kits for men at the Wellington Night Shelter, a visit to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a presentation on the work of Caritas, an evening devotional service in Porirua, and a visit to Parliament for lunch Read more

Mormons join National Council of Churches

Friday, April 26th, 2013

In Samoa the Mormon Church has become the latest member of the National Council of Churches with those involved indicating the matter to be a sensitive one. “I do not want to make any comment regarding the LDS membership until the Council meets again on Friday,” NCC Secretary Rev. Ma’auga Motu said on Tuesday. The Read more

Jonah Lomu in Mormon fold

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

All Black great Jonah Lomu has become a Mormon – but don’t expect to see him don a suit and ride a bike going door-to-door spreading the gospel. Lomu, 37, who is fighting rejection of a transplanted kidney, was baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wellington this year, the church Read more

Families to be evicted from homes by Church

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Dozens of Temple View families are being evicted from their homes to make way for a new, large-scale meeting house for churchgoers. But with no other houses vacant in the largely Mormon suburb, they’ll be forced to live elsewhere in Hamilton. It’s heartbreaking news for the families living in about 10 homes on Tuhikaramea Rd, Read more

The LDS church has more schools in Tonga than any where else

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, LDS, has more schools in Tonga than anywhere else in the world. The LDS Church has 17 middle and high schools throughout the world, and 15 of those schools are in the Pacific, in Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and Kiribati, and seven of the 15 schools Read more