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Church Historian Honors First Pacific Mormons

"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the French Polynesian island of Tubuai are a living legacy of the Pacific's first Mormons," according to Church historian, Elder Marlin K. Jensen.

Elder Jensen visited the Tubuai Latter-day Saints last weekend (10-12 December) as part of a Pacific tour. He was accompanied by Elder James J. Hamula of the Church's Pacific Area Presidency, Richard E. Turley, Assistant Church Historian, and other leaders.

Last Friday Elder Jensen attended a dinner and cultural presentation with Tubuai Latter-day Saints and guests. On Saturday he visited historical sites on the island, including sites where the first Mormon missionary to the island, Addison Pratt, first landed, resided, and baptized and congregated with new members.

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