Posts Tagged ‘Mormons’

New Zealand’s ‘the real deal’ for Mormons

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

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

Mormons launch website for Francophone Pacific

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched a Mormons Newsroom website for French-speaking journalists and others interested in the Church and its members in the Pacific region. The site, called ‘Salle de Presse Pacifique,’ will provide media professionals, bloggers, opinion leaders and the public with news and other resources about The Church 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

This Mormon emphatically not a Christian

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The imminent selection of Mormon Mitt Romney as the Republican Candidate in the next presidential election in the USA has given rise to the so called “Mormon Moment”. Suddenly Mormons and Mormonism is in the news. This is “a strange convergence of developments offering Mormons hope that the Christian nation that persecuted, banished or killed 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

Mormons are Christians?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

In the United States, Mitt Romney, one of the contenders for the Republican nomination for President, is a Mormon. This has given rise to a heated discussion about whether Mormons are Christians. The panelist on National Radio’s Afternoons with Jim Mora last week seemed puzzled that anyone would think otherwise, but there are many who Read more