Posts Tagged ‘LDS’

Why Jonah Lomu’s funeral is a private one Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Jonah Lomu became a Mormon, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in 2012. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) forbids the broadcasting of a funeral service on the internet or “in any other way.” The LDS  announced details today for Tuesday’s funeral services for Jonah Lomu. Read more

Meet the Mormons – in a theatre near you Comments 0

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A feature length movie titled “Meet the Mormons” has been screening in theatres and other venues across Australia, New Zealand and several Pacific Island nations over the last few weeks. Theatres in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Tokoroa, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch screened the movie which was produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Read more

LDS founder Joseph Smith’s many wives Comments 0

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

After officially acknowledging earlier this month that founder Joseph Smith had multiple wives, some of them as young as 14, officials at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now facing two important questions. Who were these women, and what are their stories? Smith was already married when he began to set his Read more

Mormons to help rebuild 166 houses in Ha’apai Comments 0

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

New Zealand’s ‘the real deal’ for Mormons Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A Mormon missionary has produced a striking guide to serving in New Zealand, describing Kiwis as “earthy, raw, straight-shooting, irreverent, hilarious, and caring folk”. Missionary Gina Colvin, in a blog on a major Mormon website, also took shots at her own Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints and the way Americans see the Read more

The LDS church has more schools in Tonga than any where else Comments 0

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