Young Adults Share Thoughts on General Conference


Women from Porirua, New Zealand, having watched the semi-annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, share their thoughts.

In the first video, Monica Saili says that Elder M. Russell Ballard's talk had special meaning for her. He said, “This is who you and I really are and who you have always been: a son or daughter of God, with spiritual roots in eternity and a future overflowing with infinite possibilities. You are—first, foremost, and always—a spiritual being.”

Monica shares how this talk has inspired her to action. 

Monica recently returned home from Madrid, Spain, where she was a missionary for 18 months. She taught in both Spanish and Chinese languages. 

In the video, she shares a message for Spanish-speaking friends, 

Translation: "I want to say that I love you all, that Jesus Christ truly lives, and that we are truly children of God. He is our Heavenly Father. I know that if we want to be like Him, we have to continue obeying His commandments and also showing our love for others, who are also His children."

And Chinese-speaking friends. 

Translation: "I know that Jesus is our Saviour. I also know that we are all His children, that He loves us, and that He wants us to be happy."


In the second video, Cherie Mangu, who also watched General Conference, shares how she, too, has been inspired to action. She then shares her testimony in Te Reo Maori.

Translation: "One of the biggest teachings for me was the reinforcement of who I am as a daughter of God, my true identity. I am not only a descendant from my ancestors, but of God, the Creator of the universe and of all things."



Cherie was a missionary for 18 months in the Argentina Buenos Aires East Mission. 

She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Sport and Exercise Science, Physiology and Maori Studies, at the University of Auckland and currently works for Te Mangai Paho, a government organisation that promotes the Maori Language. 


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