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Mission Leaders Visit Gizo Latter-day Saints

The newly-called Vanuatu Port Vila Mission President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently visited Gizo, the capital of the Solomon Islands’ Western Province.  

President Larry E. Brewer and his wife Sister Maryanne Brewer have been serving since 1 July 2012. This visit marks the first time a mission president of the Church has ever visited Gizo.  

President and Sister Brewer are from the United States and will serve in the Pacific for three years. Headquarters for the mission are in Port Vila, Vanuatu.  

During their three day visit to Gizo, they toured the island and met with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

Their purpose in visiting Gizo was to become familiar with the island, the citizens and the members of the Church.  

President Brewer met with local Church leaders, providing them with encouragement and training.  

As he concluded his visit, President Brewer stated that though the membership of the Church is small in Gizo, he sees a bright future for the Church there.  

He said he was very impressed and found the people of Gizo to be happy, kind and welcoming.  “There is a bright future for the Church in the Western Province,” he said.  

He said that he foresaw the time when the Church will be organized fully in Gizo and that it will grow and mature in the years to come.  

The Brewers visited Gizo in late September 2012. 

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