News Release

Government Officials Attend Manukau Stake Conference

H.E. Fa’aolotoi Reupena Pogi, Samoa’s Consul General to Auckland, and MP Su’a William Sio were among the government officials and other guests who attended yesterday’s Manukau Stake Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Auckland.

"It is excellent to see our local Latter-day Saint leaders, like President Taulia Tafiti, and others, forging strong relationships with government and other community leaders," said Sonny Junior Samuela, LDS public affairs director for Auckland and Northland.

A Latter-day Saint stake is a group of congregations in a geographical area. Each stake holds two conferences each year for members of the Church. On many occasions, government, interfaith and other community leaders also attend these conferences. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.

Latter-day Saint conferences include sermons from regional and local Church leaders as well as messages shared by members of the stake. Often choirs will sing hymns, announcements made and Church business conducted.

Messages through sermons and music focus on the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as well as teachings of ancient and modern-day prophets and apostles.

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