Elder D. Todd Christofferson recently returned from a historic trip to the Pacific. While visiting the Solomon Islands (the first apostle to do so since 1987) he met with Prime Minister Sogavare, who told Elder Christofferson he had read James E. Talmage's Church classic Jesus the Christ and had been so impressed, he read it a second time. Learn more about this incredible visit below:
Elder D. Todd’s Christofferson’s recent travels to three countries in the Pacific Area offered the Apostle a glimpse of three stages of Church development: beginning, emerging, and established.
In the Solomon Islands, he witnessed an island nation still taking its maiden steps in the gospel.
The islands of Samoa (including the U.S. Territory of American Samoa), continue to emerge and grow as Latter-day Saints embrace principles of spiritual and temporal self-reliance.
Meanwhile, the well-established congregations in New Zealand remain a proven power in an area of the Church defined by it geographical vastness and diversity.
Lead image from LDS Newsroom of Elder D. Todd Christofferson meeting with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo courtesy of Pacific Area.
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