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Vanuatu Mormons View Fiji Temple Re-dedication Via Satellite

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Port Vila, Vanuatu had the opportunity yesterday to participate via satellite broadcast in the re-dedication of the Suva Fiji Temple.

Vanuatu Latter-day Saint leader, Yvon Basil, said, “We were touched by the inspiring messages and the dedication prayer by President Eyring.”

Odette Massing, another local leader, said, “Tears kept falling down my cheeks from the beginning to the end. I could feel the power of the Holy Spirit so strongly. It is indeed true, that we should go to the House of the Lord and feel the peace and receive answers to our prayers.”

Church director of public affairs, James Tounguen, said, “The Suva Fiji temple is the closest temple to Vanuatu where numerous families and individuals have been attending to perform saving ordinances.  After its closure for reconstruction, some of our members have travelled to other countries such as Tonga and New Zealand.

“Today has made many look forward to travelling once again to the Suva Fiji Temple, not only because it is the closest, but the desire the re-dedication service has ignited in the hearts of many.”

Another participant described his feelings after viewing the service via satellite: “Watching the re-dedication has lifted my spirit and [given me] a desire to want to go back.”

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