Latter-day Saint Life

Pasifika Sisters Connecting All Around the World


MR says: Find out how one LDS woman is connecting hundreds of her Polynesian sisters from around the world.

In August 2014, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at Brigham Young University on the subject of modern communication and media tools.

He said: “Social media channels are global tools that can personally and positively impact large numbers of individuals and families. And I believe the time has come for us as disciples of Christ to use these inspired tools appropriately and more effectively to testify of God the Eternal Father, His plan of happiness for His children, and His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Saviour of the world; to proclaim the reality of the Restoration of the gospel in the latter days; and to accomplish the Lord’s work.”

Since Elder Bednar gave that address and extended that invitation, many Latter-day Saints in the Pacific Area have joined others around the world in finding ways, online, to connect with others, share experiences, discuss topical subjects, and build faith in God and Jesus Christ.

One such person is New Zealand woman of Tuvaluan heritage, Kaveinga Anilli Lisati.

Earlier this year she decided to create a blog and Facebook group especially for Polynesian Latter-day Saint women living around the world.

Kaveinga says the blog and group are online social platforms “for our Pasifika sisters to voice their opinions, share testimonies and post thought-provoking questions to spark and/or facilitate discussions and forums. The stories featured on the blog are shared on the group as well. In addition, the group has created opportunities for our sisters to reach out to ‘the one.’”

Just over a month old, Kaveinga says the blog has been received very well by Latter-day Saint Polynesian women in New Zealand and overseas.

Image from Mormon Newsroom.

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