News Release

Mormon Leaders Encourage Mangere Members and Friends

In a conference held on 24 June 2018, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encouraged Mangere Latter-day Saints and guests to follow the example of Jesus Christ by keeping His commandments and serving others.

Mangere community and faith leaders: Consul-General Fa'aolotoi Reupena Pogi (Consulate General of Samoa in Auckland); Fa'anana Efeso Collins (Auckland City Councillor), Makalita Kolo (Local Board Member of the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Auckland Council); Falevai Fasavalu (Deacon at the Te Atatu branch of the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa); and Togiatolu Walter Togiamua (Deputy Chairperson - Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board) joined Church members for the conference.


"I think the messages were great, they were precise, and they were realistic to our community in terms of family - keeping them safe, looking after them, and investing in their kids," said Mr Togiamua.

Visiting Church leader, Meliula M. Fata, an Area Seventy, taught Church members several important principles. Among the subjects he spoke about were the need to respect and take good care of one's body, and the benefit of education.

“We should invest in the education of our children," he said.

The significance of fostering self-reliance was also discussed.

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