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Service in the Solomons


Spending four to five hours cleaning up neighbourhood rubbish isn’t what everyone wants to do on a Saturday morning but that’s exactly what members of the Honiara, Burns Creek and White River Branches (congregations) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happily did recently for their community in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Around 30 people including young men and young women cleaned the drains beside the highway and main road near the church building and cleaned the rubbish dumping site on the public market street.

According to Fagal Ramosala, a local Latter-day Saint leader, street vendors and neighbours were excited to see the improvements made in the community.

“Their eyes were opened to the fact that we are not just a religion but that the Church can help people. They are seeing that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives a lot of support to the cleanliness of our environment and the well-being of people in the community.”

He added, “We want to thank those who participated for their kind effort in supporting this worthwhile project.”

This and many other acts of service were given throughout the Pacific as part of the annual Day of Service held 27th October 2018.

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