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Community Partnerships Beautify South Auckland 

On Saturday 14 August, members of the Redoubt Stake (a group of congregations) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, participated in a service project to beautify their community.  

Service opportunities included painting over graffiti on walls and fences, weeding gardens and picking up rubbish at Manurewa High School. 

The volunteers partnered with the Beautification Trust, an organisation that “connects and empowers communities to learn, grow and look after our environment” all over south Auckland.  

Paula Unger, community engagement facilitator from the Beautification Trust, said, “It’s so awesome how these people showed their faith through their service and their work to make an impact. It is important to weave these working relationships back into our communities.” 

President of the Redoubt Stake, Mark Green, said, “We love working with the Beatification Trust and providing community service. During each stake conference we have a number of activities, but the one we enjoy most is working together doing community service projects. Members of the stake enjoy serving together and offering help to the community they live in.”  

Loving and serving others is a core value of Latter-day Saints. Church President Russell M. Nelson said, “Our highest priorities in life are to love God and to love our neighbours.” 

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