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Church Leaders Visit Pacific Area

Senior international and regional leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are visiting French Polynesia, Samoa, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this month.

​​​​​​Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Presidency of the Seventy is visiting the Pacific Area, accompanied by his wife, Jan Robbins.

A member of the Church's Pacific Area Presidency will accompany the Robbins in each location. 

Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Elder O. Vincent Haleck and Elder S. Gifford Nielsen lead the Church in the Pacific Area, covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the islands of the South Pacific.

There are approximately half a million Latter-day Saints in the Pacific Area, part of a worldwide membership of over 15 million.

The Church leaders are meeting with leaders, missionaries and other members of the Church in Papeete, Apia, Auckland and Port Moresby.

Elder Lynn G. Robbins was sustained to the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 April 2014. Previously, he served as president of the Church's South America South Area, the Central America Area, and the North America West Area. He has also served in the North America Central Area. 

Elder Robbins served a full-time mission in Argentina as a younger man, and has served as president of the Uruguay Montevideo Mission.

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