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Elder Taniela B. Wakolo Congratulates Solomon Islands Youth for Strengthening Their Faith in Jesus Christ

Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, a member of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, met with young people in Solomon Islands recently.

Solomon Islands Seminary Graduation
Solomon Islands Seminary Graduation
Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, General Authority Seventy and a counsellor in the Pacific Area Presidency (top row, fourth from the right) and his wife, Sister Anita Wakolo, pose with the seminary certificate recipients and their families and friends following the historic seminary devotional held recently in Honiara, Solomon Islands.© 2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

The occasion was the graduation event for Seminary students in Honiara. Seminary is a religion class for young members and friends of the Church throughout the world.

"This graduation in Solomon Islands was historical," Elder Wakolo said. "These eight award recipients and 15 other Seminary students know that binding ourselves to the Saviour is vital to our spiritual growth and conversion."

Elder Wakolo continued, "Seminary and Institute will help prepare the rising generation and help them to be optimistic about the future. We hope that more youths will enroll in Seminary and will read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ this year, from cover to cover.

"That will help you to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ."

The Church leader encouraged the young Solomon Islanders to "utilize the blessings of the 'For the Strength of the Youth' booklet and to always have a current Temple Recommend."

Members and friends of The Church worship and fellowship each Sunday in meetinghouses in Solomon Islands and around the world. There are also temples in many parts of the world, where members of the faith can worship God, learn of His Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and be united as families for eternity.

President Russell M. Nelson, the Church's worldwide President and Prophet, invited teenagers to enroll in Seminary in a recent video message, shown throughout the world.

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