News Release

New Zealand Education Week Will Strengthen Individuals and Families

The New Zealand Welfare and Self-Reliance Education Week of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will take place from 27 October to 3 November.


Expert presenters will offer help to individuals seeking to improve their lives. ​

According to Moses Armstrong, the Church's Country Manager for Welfare, Self-Reliance and Pathway Connect for New Zealand North, "This will be a time of learning 'by study and also by faith,'" (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118). 

"Unique insights will come to attendees as they open their minds and hearts to the whisperings of the spirit." 

The event will take place in Hamilton and some proceedings will also be available online.  

There will be over 50 presenters and more than 150 classes from which to choose. 

Moses Armstong added, "Invite a friend or family member to come and spend a memorable time of learning together."

Arama Puriri, the Church's Country Manager for Welfare and Self-Reliance Services/PEF for New Zealand South, said, "Gatherings are an important part of our self-reliance and PathwayConnect programs."

"Attending the in-person face-to-face presentations on Friday and Saturday will help those who have been struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, or feeling marginalised."  

According to the event website, "Class presentations will help boost skills and understanding in such subjects as: Marriage, family relationships, personal finances, emotional and spiritual challenges, education, employment and business, career development, entrepreneurship, and increasing wellness for a better and happier lifestyle. This experience can also foster more capability to care and minister to the needs of others."

For information on tickets and registration, go to the New Zealand Education Week website.


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