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BYU–Hawaii's Board of Trustees Announces New President

News Release — 21 May 2015

John Sears Tanner, currently serving as the first counselor in the Sunday School general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will become the next president of BYU–Hawaii.

Missionaries Follow Christ’s Example of Service

News Release — 20 May 2015

Ten missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent their day picking up trash in Elouera Park and around the   Macquarie Shopping Centre recently.  The group, consisting of six elders and four sisters, are currently serving in the Greenwich ward (parish).

129th Latter-day Saint Stake in Pacific Area Organised in Gosford, Australia 

News Release — 18 May 2015

The Gosford Australia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was created this past weekend, 17th of May. A stake is a group of congregations in a geographical area. Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency of the Church, presided at a special conference in Cooranbong, Lake Macquarie and announced the change.

ABC TV Australia Interviews Mormon Missionaries

News Release — 16 May 2015

ABC Television journalist Ginny Stein recently spent a day with two Mormon missionaries in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill.  Stein learnt what missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do on a typical day, including meeting with other members of the Church, teaching individuals and families about the teachings of Jesus Christ, and providing community service.  

Australian Mormons Mark National Families Week

News Release — 15 May 2015

According to the National Families Week website, “The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society.” The theme for the week this year is “Stronger Families, Stronger Communities.” 

Brisbane Youth Re-enact Mormon Handcart Trek

News Release — 14 May 2015

One hundred and twenty youth (ages 13 to 18) and their leaders from the Eight Miles Plains stake (diocese) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) participated in a three day trek from 8th April to 11th April. The trek was along a 50 kilometre stretch of Blackbutt Rail Trail in Queensland.

Unity in Diversity

News Release — 14 May 2015

Can a church be unified and diverse at the same time? In a global world like ours, where people exchange ideas and culture easier than ever, the better question may be “How can a church survive without unity and diversity?” Far from a contradiction, the two complement each other, like sides of a coin.

Elder Johnny Leota Called to Serve as Area Seventy

News Release — 11 May 2015

Johnny Leota was announced as an Area Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the faith’s 185th Annual General Conference on 4th April 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Area Seventy teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and administer the Church in a particular part of the world, such as the Pacific Area.  This will be Elder Leota’s area of service.

Jewish and Mormon Congregations Share Their Beliefs

News Release — 11 May 2015

Members from the Caulfield congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) spent a Sunday afternoon recently with their Jewish neighbours from the Kehilat Nitzan Synagogue. Kehilat Nitzan is the first Masorti (conservative) Jewish congregation in Melbourne.

Mormons and Mothers

News Release — 7 May 2015

Pacific Mormon Newsroom asked members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from across the South Pacific what the word “Mother” meant to them ― in one word.