News Release

Elder Ulisses Soares to Visit New Zealand and Australia

An Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and other leaders to meet with members and friends of the Church

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will visit New Zealand and Australia this month. He will be accompanied by his wife, Sister Rosana Soares.


Elder Brent H. Nielson, accompanied by his wife, Sister Marcia Nielson, will be visiting New Zealand and Australia with Elder and Sister Soares.

Members of the Pacific Area Presidency of the Church, and their wives — Elder Ian S. Ardern and Sister Paula Ardern; Elder K. Brett Nattress and Sister Shawna Nattress; and Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita and Sister Tazuko Yamashita — will host Elder and Sister Soares, and Elder and Sister Nielson.

Members, missionaries and friends of the Church will have the opportunity to hear Elder Soares and other Church leaders speak in devotionals and other meetings in Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney. Elder and Sister Nielson will also visit Adelaide.

Some of the meetings will be broadcast to Church buildings in other parts of New Zealand and Australia. For broadcast details speak with local Latter-day Saint leaders.

Watch a recent video featuring Elder and Sister Soares talking about their family history:

Watch an address by Elder Brent H. Nielson at the Church's worldwide general conference in October 2021:

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