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New Zealander Writes New Song about ‘Mormon Helping Hands’

A new song, written by New Zealand Latter-day Saint Dionne Shaw, can be listened to on YouTube, here.

The song is about using our hands to reach out in love and service to others. The accompanying video clip on YouTube was produced by fellow New Zealander and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Garth Watene.

This Saturday volunteers across New Zealand will paint schools, clean up parks and otherwise spruce up public spaces in dozens of community projects.

While thousands of Latter-day Saints will be involved, neighbours and friends are welcome to take part also. After Saturday's projects, participants can send photos and videos from the day to Richard Hunter atThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A new video (with the song) will be produced and posted on YouTube using photos and videos submitted.

Suggestions for a name for the song are also welcomed. For more information about the closest Mormon Helping Hands project to you, email Richard Hunter. Latter-day Saints and their friends across the world participate in regular community service projects.

Their efforts are inspired by the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a member of the Church's Pacific Area Presidency, says the service projects "will be a great blessing to many communities and a blessing to those who serve as well."

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