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VIDEO: New Zealand Mormon Labour Missionaries Speak of Service and Sacrifice

In a series of new videos, New Zealand Latter-day Saints Noeleen Forbes, Bill Gudgeon, David Hemi and John Kendall reminisce about their service as volunteer labour missionaries for the Church in the 1950's. 

They joined with hundreds of others to construct the Latter-day Saint temple at Temple View, Hamilton, as well as Church College of New Zealand and dozens of Mormon chapels across the nation.

In the videos, produced by Hamilton videographer Garth Watene, the former labour missionaries speak of those things that matter most to them, then and now — developing faith in God through service and sacrifice, love of family and friends, and building character and community. 


Noeleen Forbes


Bill Gudgeon


David Hemi


John Kendall


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