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Local Council and the Church Work Together to Beautify the Environment

Latter-day Saint service missionaries and volunteers work with Liverpool City Council to beautify the environment.© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Fairfield, Liverpool and Prairiewood areas of Sydney gather regularly to help Liverpool City Council with its environment program.

Taking out a few hours of their Saturdays, volunteers from the Church join others in the community to beautify local parks and bushland by removing weeds and litter, and by planting native plants. This creates a more welcoming environment for visitors and pleasant habitat for local wildlife.

Elder Latu Haliame working in Liverpool City Council parkland.© 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Elder Latu Hailame and Sister Mele Hailame are JustServe specialists and senior missionaries of the Church. They worked with Liverpool City Council to find volunteers for the environment program.

Elder Hailame said, “ is a website that allows volunteers to find places to serve in the community. The council’s environment program is one of the projects on and we tell our Church members about it. Anyone who wants to volunteer can go to to find an opportunity or project that suits them.”

Sister Hailame expressed, “We serve everyone, and we serve with everyone. It doesn’t matter what race, religion or ethnicity we are from. We are all God’s children.”

Elder and Sister Hailame are two of many senior missionaries currently serving in the Church. The Church also has senior missionaries who help with humanitarian services, education and mentoring, and family history research, among others.  

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