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New Caledonia celebrates Church growth

Before organizing the Church's first stake in New Caledonia on May 27, Elder James J. Hamula noted that the day "marks the coming of age of the Church in New Caledonia."

New Caledonia, a territory of France, is part of Melanesia, an area of the South Pacific stretching from New Guinea to Fiji, and is more than 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) east of Australia. "Latter-day Saints and all of New Caledonia will be blessed as the gospel of Jesus Christ is taught and embraced by more and more people," said Elder Hamula of the Seventy and president of the Church's Pacific Area.

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