Tonga: 55 Youth from 1 Stake go on mini-missions; New King and...

Tonga: 55 Youth from 1 Stake go on mini-missions; New King and Queen honoured

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Tonga: 55 Youth from 1 Stake go on mini-missions; New King and Queen honoured
Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Peggy A. Haleck, attend the Coronation celebration in honour of Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. (Image via mormonnewsroom.org.nz)

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It’s been a busy summer in Tonga for many LDS families. Mormon Newsroom recently reported on LDS participation in the Royal Coronation celebration in July, and a large youth mini-mission effort that took place in June.

LDS Participation in Coronation Celebration

During the past week, missionaries and other Church members participated in the Coronation celebration in honour of Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. Prince Ata, a recently baptized member, offered a gift on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He presented his parents with a beautiful painting of the first King of Tonga, Tupou I, whom the first missionaries met with in 1891.

Tonga: 55 Youth from 1 Stake go on mini-missions; New King and Queen honoured
The Tongan King and Queen were presented with artwork created by artist Tevita Pola’apau. The work portrays the first King of Tonga, Tupou I. (Image via mormonnewsroom.org.nz)

55 Youth from the Halaliku Stake Serve ‘Mini-missions’

In June, 55 Tongan teens from the Halaliku stake went on 3 day ‘mini-missions’. At least 80 people attended Church that week because of the faithful efforts of these young men and women. The youth also participated in other missionary activities, such as scripture study, family history work, sharing the Book of Mormon, and attending a devotional. The video below describes it more detail and shows pictures of these delightful youth.

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