Church Leaders Change Travel Plans to See Youth Performance Interrupted by Cyclone, Help Members

by | Feb. 23, 2016

Mormon Life

This just goes to show how Church leaders care and watch out for the one. Despite busy schedules, Church leaders stayed in Fiji to help local members after a cyclone and to watch a cultural celebration the youth spent months practicing for.

"Our hearts and prayers are with those who have lost family members, homes and property,” said Elder Kevin W. Pearson, a General Authority Seventy and president of the LDS Church’s Pacific Area. “We will do all within our power to help those who have been impacted by this devastating cyclone."

Elder Pearson and his counselors, Elder O. Vincent Haleck and Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, were in Fiji to participate in the rededication of the Suva Fiji Temple when the cyclone struck.

Church leaders are assessing the needs of Latter-day Saints in the Pacific and working with relief agencies in the country to provide emergency response, said Elder Haleck, a General Authority Seventy.

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