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Leaders Minister to Latter-day Saints and Friends in New Caledonia

'live a life where the Spirit can have place in your hearts'

On Saturday and Sunday June 9-10, members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in New Caledonia to hear their leaders speak.

Presiding, ministering and speaking at conference sessions was Elder Benjamin T. Sinjoux, Area Seventy for the Church.

Stake President Georgie Guidi, accompanied by his counsellors, Marc Mocellin and Thierry Goroday, also spoke to those attending.

George M. Marsden, first counsellor in the New Zealand Temple Presidency and his wife Gwenyth J. Marsden were also in attendance.

In the Saturday session of the conference one of the messages was: "Be one—everyone deserves attention and care. That is how the Saviour ministered.”


In an address filled with love and emotion, President Guidi expressed the hope and desire for all to “share the message of the restored gospel, that the Church could grow.”

Members and other guests expressed their love for President Guidi and felt his comments were “touching and uplifting.”

Prior to his visit in New Caledonia, Elder Sinjoux had been ill and had lost his voice.

Despite his illness, he attended and spoke with full voice as he delivered his message to the congregation.

He encouraged those present to “have faith, obey the commandments and keep their covenants.” He asked them to “live a life where the Spirit could have place in their hearts.”

He reassured the members that “Heavenly Father hears your prayers, but wants to see faith lived out in everyday life.”

“Members and visitors of the Church were really touched by Elder Sinjoux’s words and were happy and honoured to be at the conference,” said Barbara Babel, Public Affairs Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Caledonia.

Watch a short video on faith.

Mormons believe that "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ prepares you for whatever life brings. This kind of faith prepares you to deal with life’s opportunities—to take advantage of those that are received and to persist through the disappointments of those that are lost." President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counsellor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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