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Kiribati Latter-day Saints Clean Up Park

"Come and Help" initiative inspires people to serve their communities

Church members in South Tarawa, Kiribati, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, responded last Saturday to the challenge to "Come and Help."

The Church's Pacific Area President, Ian S. Ardern, has invited everyone in the Pacific Area to participate in "Come and Help" during the month of February. He has invited members and others who would like to join in, to find a way to help their community.  

Members from South Tarawa chose to clean up Tongo Park, a favourite picnic spot, for their service project. 

The park is used for picnics, sports, sunbathing, swimming and many other activities. The popular site is often left littered with its rubbish bins overflowing.


Tongo Park was chosen because of its popularity and its visibility from the main road connecting the International Airport to the rest of the villages of South Tarawa.

According to Ataake Tekanene, the Church's National Communication Director, "Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are renowned in South Tarawa for their voluntary services and have earned positive feedback from the general public and even government."    

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