News Release

Making Pacific Communities Even Better

Latter-day Saints and friends lend a hand across New Zealand, Australia and the islands of the Pacific

Members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the South Pacific are getting out into their communities to lend a helping hand.

Volunteers in Manukau New Zealand are packing Christmas packs today for kids in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji—part of a Pacific-wide day of service.

Watch videos featuring Latter-day Saint missionaries, Elder Frodsham and Elder Briggs, talk about a food drive today in Porirua, New Zealand for a local community foodbank.


Watch a Facebook video featuring Manukau Latter-day Saint Tommy Laban explaining the Samaritan's Purse Christmas project in Auckland's south earlier today.

Some of the other community service projects going on across the South Pacific include beach, roadside and park clean-ups; and gardening and building maintenance for schools and charities.

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