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New Zealand Congregation Celebrates 40 Years of Fellowship, Worship and Service

Members of the Titahi Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Porirua, New Zealand marked the 40th anniversary of their congregation on Saturday and Sunday 1-2 December.


On Saturday a commemorative dinner brought together families from the congregation, as well as some who had moved overseas.

During the dinner former congregational leaders shared their experiences and love for the people they served.

Jacob and Karen Fitisemanu travelled from Salt Lake City, Utah. Jacob joined the Church as a young man and was the first missionary from Titahi Bay Ward. He served in the Honolulu Hawaii Mission. They have eight children.

On Sunday evening guests enjoyed a musical devotional including favourites such as "O Holy Night."

More than 250 people attended.

Ritchie Wineera encouraged everyone to look for opportunities to help and serve others, and to remember Jesus Christ in all celebrations.

He said: “The reason we are all here is because of our Saviour Jesus Christ and what He has done for us.”



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